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Connie MACK III
United States Senator from Florida
Source : Tim DOWLING
Mack was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Susan (née Sheppard) and Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, Jr. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1966. He is a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Florida Blue Key.
He is the grandson of Connie Mack (1862–1956), former owner and manager of baseball's Philadelphia Athletics and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Mack's maternal grandfather was Morris Sheppard, U.S. Senator and Representative from Texas, and later his maternal step-grandfather was Tom Connally, the other U.S. Senator from Texas (Sheppard's widow married Connally the year after Sheppard died). His father was of Irish descent. Mack's maternal great-grandfather was John Levi Sheppard, who was also a U.S. Representative from Texas. His son, Connie Mack IV, a former Florida State Representative, was elected to his father's old U.S. House seat in 2004 and is married to U.S. congresswoman Mary Bono Mack of California, the widow of Sonny Bono, another U.S. Congressman from California.