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John Forbes Kerry
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Senior Senator from Massachusetts
In office:
January 3, 1985 - present
Junior Senator: Caroline Kennedy
Preceded by: Paul Tsongas
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
In office:
June 6, 2001 – January 3, 2003
Preceded by: Kit Bond
Succeded by: Olympia Snowe
In office:
January 3 – January 20, 2001
Preceded by: Kit Bond
Succeded by: Kit Bond
Born: December 11, 1943 (age 64)
Aurora, Colorado
Nationality: American
Political party: Democratic
Spouse: Julia Thorne (div.)
Teresa Heinz Kerry
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts
Alma mater: Yale University
Boston College Law School
Occupation: Attorney
Religion: Roman Catholic
Signature: John Kerry Signature
Military service
Allegiance: United States of America
Service/branch: United States Navy
Years of service: 1968–1972
Rank: Lieutenant, Junior grade
Unit: USS Gridley
Coastal Squadron 1
Commands: PCF-44, PCF-94
Battles/wars: Vietnam War
Awards: Silver Star
Bronze Star
Purple Heart (3)

John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts serving 1985 to the present.Senator Kerry is a Vietnam veteran, and was a spokesman for Vietnam Veterans Against the War when he returned home from service. Before entering the Senate, he served as an Assistant District Attorney and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts under Michael Dukakis, who was nominated for President by the Democrats in 1988.