John Kerry

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John Kerry
John Kerry official Secretary of State portrait.jpg
68t Unitit States Secretar o State
Assumed office
Februar 1, 2013
Preses Barack Obama
Deputy William Joseph Burns
Preceded by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Unitit States Senator
frae Massachusetts
In office
Januar 3, 1985 – Februar 1, 2013
Preceded by Paul Tsongas
Succeeded by Mo Cowan
Chairman o the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
In office
Januar 6, 2009 – Februar 1, 2013
Preceded by Joe Biden
Succeeded by Bob Menendez
Chairman o the Senate Committee on Smaa Business an Entrepreneurship
In office
Januar 4, 2007 – Januar 3, 2009
Preceded by Olympia Snowe
Succeeded by Mary Landrieu
In office
Juin 6, 2001 – Januar 3, 2003
Preceded by Kit Bond
Succeeded by Olympia Snowe
In office
Januar 3, 2001 – Januar 20, 2001
Preceded by Kit Bond
Succeeded by Kit Bond
66t Lieutenant Govrenor o Massachusetts
In office
Mairch 6, 1983 – Januar 2, 1985
Govrenor Michael Dukakis
Preceded by Thomas O'Neill
Succeeded by Evelyn Murphy
Personal details
Born John Forbes Kerry
December 11, 1943 (1943-12-11) (age 72)
Aurora, Colorado, U.S.
Poleetical pairty Democratic
Spoose(s) Julia Thorne (1970–1988)
Teresa Heinz (1995–present)
Bairns Alexandra
John (Stepson)
André (Stepson)
Christopher (Stepson)
Alma mater Yale Varsity
Boston College
Releegion Roman Catholicism
Awairds Silver Star ribbon.svg Silver Star
Bronze Star ribbon.svg Bronze Starn Medal
Purple Heart BAR.svg Purpie Heart (3)
Military service
Allegiance  Unitit States o Americae
Service/branch Flag of the United States Navy.svg Unitit States Navy
Years o service 1966–1978
Rank US-O3 insignia.svg Lieutenant
Unit USS Gridley (DLG-21)
Coastal Squadron 1
Commands PCF-44
Battles/wars Vietnam War

John Kerry (John Forbes Kerry; 11 December 1943) is the Secretar o State o Americae an wis a senator frae Americae. He wis senator o Massachusetts frae 1985 tae 2013.