The McCain family is proud and extremely grateful to announce the investment by President Biden’s Administration, Governor Doug Ducey and Governor Katie Hobbs and the state of Arizona, and Arizona State University to establish the John S. McCain III Library in honor of Senator John McCain. Cindy McCain commented, “It’s a great honor for President Joe Biden to be here in Tempe, Arizona today to make the announcement of his Administration’s support for the establishment of the Library. President Biden has been a long-time friend, tough political opponent and strong leader. All traits that my husband, John, also possessed.”
The McCain Library will serve as an anchor, multipurpose facility that will provide Arizonans a place to learn, research, develop, and work. Considerations for the center include a visitors’ center, an Arizona home for the Washington, DC-based McCain Institute, and a McCain Library and Archives, where scholars, students, journalists, and the community can study the Senator’s work and life.
This community facility is a true gift to the state of Arizona, which will carry the namesake of the American hero, Senator John S. McCain III, and embody the principles that guided him, democracy, national security, public service, freedom, character-driven leadership, human dignity, and community building.
“Our family is honored to be a part of this special effort to build a lasting tribute to my husband, a Library we believe will serve the State of Arizona and its people the way John served his country. This effort started with the enthusiastic support of Governor Doug Ducey and continued with the equally strong support of Governor Katie Hobbs. A true bi-partisan effort that we greatly appreciate,” said Cindy McCain.
ASU has dedicated a 22.5-acre portion of the Tempe campus for the John S. McCain III Library, near Papago Park, which showcases elevated views of the Rio Salado riverbed, Tempe Town Lake, and ASU’s Tempe campus – a location which honors Senator McCain’s strong advocacy for tribal communities, commitment to revitalizing the Rio Salado, and safeguarding Arizona’s water future.
Jack McCain stated, “We are looking forward to continuing the McCain family’s strong partnership with ASU, and their world-class students, faculty, and leadership, to serve all communities within the state of Arizona. There is no better partner in this endeavor, than Dr. Michael Crow, who has pioneered many educational programs targeting the underserved communities by breaking down barriers to access and facilitating connection to educational opportunities for people of all ages.”