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John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry

Profession: US Secretary of State

United States of America

Biography: The 68th United States Secretary of State. He was also the candidate of the Democratic Party in the 2004 presidential election, losing to incumbent President George W. Bush. He has served in the United States Senate, and was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Born: December 11, 1943
Birthplace: Aurora, Colorado, USA
Age: 78 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Married Life

  • 1970-05-23 US Secretary of State John Kerry (26) weds heiress Julia Stimson Thorne (25)
  • 1988-07-25 Heiress Julia Stimson Thorne (43) divorces politician John Kerry (44) after 18 years of marriage
  • 1995-05-26 US Secretary of State John Kerry (51) weds philanthropist Teresa Heinz (56) in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Historical Events

  • 2004-11-02 George W. Bush is re-elected as President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate John Kerry
  • 2013-02-01 John Kerry succeeds Hillary Clinton as US Secretary of State
  • 2014-02-17 US Secretary of State John Kerry claims climate change requires urgent action and that only a small "window of time" remained open
  • 2014-07-25 Both Israel and Hamas review US Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal for an immediate ceasefire and meetings in Cairo
  • 2014-07-28 Israel criticizes John Kerry's proposed ceasefire, stating that no ceasefire deal will be accepted without the destruction of tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel and the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip

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