|68th United States Secretary of State|
February 1, 2013
|Deputy||William Joseph Burns|
|Preceded by||Hillary Rodham Clinton|
|United States Senator
January 3, 1985 – February 1, 2013
|Preceded by||Paul Tsongas|
|Succeeded by||Mo Cowan|
|Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations|
January 6, 2009 – February 1, 2013
|Preceded by||Joe Biden|
|Succeeded by||Bob Menendez|
|Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship|
January 4, 2007 – January 3, 2009
|Preceded by||Olympia Snowe|
|Succeeded by||Mary Landrieu|
June 6, 2001 – January 3, 2003
|Preceded by||Kit Bond|
|Succeeded by||Olympia Snowe|
January 3, 2001 – January 20, 2001
|Preceded by||Kit Bond|
|Succeeded by||Kit Bond|
|66th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts|
March 6, 1983 – January 2, 1985
|Preceded by||Thomas O'Neill|
|Succeeded by||Evelyn Murphy|
|Born||John Forbes Kerry
December 11, 1943
Aurora, Colorado, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Julia Thorne (1970–1988)
Teresa Heinz (1995–present)
|Alma mater||Yale University
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1966 – 1978|
|Unit||USS Gridley (DLG-21)
Coastal Squadron 1
|Awards|| Silver Star
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart (3)
John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the current United States Secretary of State and former Senator from Massachusetts and the Democratic nominee for President in 2004. He lost to George W. Bush. He has served in the senate for 23 years and has also served as the lieutenant governor of Massachusetts under Michael Dukakis. Kerry is married to Teresa Heinz-Kerry.
Personal life [change]
Kerry was born on December 11, 1943 in Aurora, Colorado. He studied at Yale University and at Boston College Law School. He was married to Julia from 1970 until they divorced in 1988. Then he was married to Teresa Heinz since 1995. He has two children and three step-children. He now lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Kerry's vice presidential candidate was John Edwards. The ticket lost the election to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. One of the reasons Kerry lost is because people said he was an elitist (he did not understand most Americans) and also because a group called "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" attacked his service in Vietnam.
Secretary of State nomination [change]
On December 21, 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.  The committee said yes on making Kerry the new Secretary of State. Kerry won confirmation by the Senate on January 29, 2012 by a 94-3 vote. He assumed the office of Secretary of State on February 1, 2013.
- "Sen. Kerry 's Surgery A Success". CBS. February 11, 2003. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/02/11/politics/main540196.shtml.
- . http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/npr/164617347/likely-suspects-guessing-obama-s-second-term-cabinet.
- Landler, Mark (December 21, 2012). "Kerry Is Pick for Secretary of State, Official Says". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/us/politics/kerry-is-pick-for-secretary-of-state-official-says.html. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- "John Kerry To Get Secretary Of State Nomination, Reports ABC". Huffington Post. December 15, 2012. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/15/john-kerry-secretary-of-state_n_2306877.html. Retrieved December 15, 2012.
Other websites [change]
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- JohnKerry.com—John Kerry's political web site
- johnkerry. com/about/john_kerry/military_records.html Kerry's military records—from JohnKerry.com via the Internet Archive
- John Kerry for Senate-Official 2008 senatorial re-election campaign website
- John Kerry's Online Office—Official senatorial site
- Campaign for Our Country—PAC led by Kerry