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John Warner

Personal data
Date of birthFebruary 18, 1927(age 90)
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican Party
Spouse(1) Catherine Mellon (div.)
(2) Elizabeth Taylor (div.)
(3) Jeanne Vander Myde
ChildrenVirginia Warner
John Warner, Jr.
Mary Warner
ResidenceAlexandria, Virginia
Alma materWashington and Lee University
University of Virginia Law School
ProfessionLawyer
ReligionEpiscopalian
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
United States Marine Corps
Years of service1945 1946
1950 1953
RankPetty Officer 3rd Class
Captain
Unit1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Battles/warsWorld War II
Korean War
AwardsKnight of the Order of the British Empire
In officeJanuary 2, 1979 - January 3, 2009
Succeeded byMark Warner
Preceded byWilliam L. Scott
61st United States Secretary of the Navy
13th Secretary under the DoD
In officeMay 4, 1972 - April 8, 1974
Succeeded byJ. William Middendorf, II
Preceded byJohn Chafee
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services
In officeJanuary 3, 1999 - January 3, 2001
Succeeded byCarl Levin
Preceded byStrom Thurmond
In officeJanuary 20, 2001 - June 6, 2001
Succeeded byCarl Levin
Preceded byCarl Levin
In officeJanuary 3, 2003 - January 3, 2007
Succeeded byCarl Levin
Preceded byCarl Levin
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
In officeSeptember 8, 1995 - January 3, 1999
Succeeded byMitch McConnell
Preceded byTed Stevens

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John William Warner, KBE (born February 18, 1927) is an American Republican politician who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 and as a five-term United States Senator from Virginia from January 2, 1979, to January 3, 2009. He did not seek reelection in 2008 and has rejoined the law firm of Hogan Lovells, where he worked before joining the United States Department of Defense. Warner was also the sixth husband to actress Elizabeth Taylor, whom he married before being elected to the Senate. He is a veteran of World War II, and one of only five serving in the Senate at the time of his retirement.


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