John Kerry

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U.S. Senate (Massachusetts Sr)


Family: Wife: Teresa Heinz; 2 Children: Alexandra, Vanessa; 3 Stepchildren: John, Andre, Christopher

Born: 12/11/1943 Aurora, CO

Home: Boston, Massachusetts

Religion: Roman Catholic

Education: JD, Boston College Law School, 1976 BA, Political Science, Yale University, 1966

Profession: First Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 1976-1982 Lieutenant, United States Navy, Vietnam, 1966-1969 Author, "The New War" Co-Author, "This Moment on Earth"

Political: Senator, United States Senate, 1984-present Candidate, United States President, 2004 Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1983-1985 Candidate, United States House of Representatives, 1972

Congressional Membership: Co-Chair, Congressional Vietnam-Era Veterans Caucus Chair, Democratic Steering Committee Chair, Hispanic Task Force Member, Senate New Democrat Coalition Co-Chair, Senate Prosecutors Caucus

Organization Membership: Member, Massachusetts Bar Association Leader, Vietnam Veterans Against the War Co-Founder, Vietnam Veterans of America


Commerce, Science and Transportation


Foreign Relations

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet

Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion

Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure

Subcommittee on Health Care

Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness

Subcommittee on Interstate Commerce, Trade, and Tourism

Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard

Subcommittee on Science and Space

Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Innovation

Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics, and Related Sciences

Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security

Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight