Secretary John Forbes Kerry's Biography

Office: U.S. Secretary of State, Democratic
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  • Awards:

    -Policy Maker of the Year, Massachusetts Telecommunications Council, 2004
    -John W. McCormick Award for Public Service, 2002
    -Award For Significant and Exemplary Support Rendered To Veterans of This Country and of the Cape and Islands, NAM Vets of Cape Cod and Islands, 2002
    -Gerry Studds Stewardship Award, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, 2001
    -Steven P. Duggan Award for International Understanding, Institute of International Education, 2001
    -Powerful Friend Recognition Award, Parents for Residential Reform/Mass Families Organizing for Change and the Federation for Children with Special Needs, 2001
    -Legislator of the Year, Nurse Association of America, 2001

  • Father's Name:

    Richard Kerry

  • Father's Occupation:

    WWII Pilot, Foreign Service Officer

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  • Mother's Occupation:

    Community Activist, Girl Scout Leader

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  • Pets (include names):

    German Shepherd

  • Publications:

    Co-Author with John Edwards, Our Plan for America: Stronger at Home, Respected in the World (Perseus Books Group, 2004)
    -A Call to Service: My Vision for a Better America (New York: Penguin Books, 2003)
    - The New War: The Web of Crime that Threatens America's Security (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997)


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