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
Precedit bi Hillary Rodham Clinton
Unitit States Senator
frae Massachusetts
In office
Januar 3, 1985 – Februar 1, 2013
Precedit bi Paul Tsongas
Succeedit bi Mo Cowan
Chairman o the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
In office
Januar 6, 2009 – Februar 1, 2013
Precedit bi Joe Biden
Succeedit bi Bob Menendez
Chairman o the Senate Committee on Smaa Business an Entrepreneurship
In office
Januar 4, 2007 – Januar 3, 2009
Precedit bi Olympia Snowe
Succeedit bi Mary Landrieu
In office
Juin 6, 2001 – Januar 3, 2003
Precedit bi Kit Bond
Succeedit bi Olympia Snowe
In office
Januar 3, 2001 – Januar 20, 2001
Precedit bi Kit Bond
Succeedit bi Kit Bond
66t Lieutenant Govrenor o Massachusetts
In office
Mairch 6, 1983 – Januar 2, 1985
Govrenor Michael Dukakis
Precedit bi Thomas O'Neill
Succeedit bi 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
Vanessa
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)
Signatur
Wabsteid http://state.gov/secretary
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
PCF-94
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.