John F. Kerry
- US Secretary of State
1966, BA, Yale University; 1976, LLB, Boston College. 1976-81, Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex County; 1981-82, Practising Attorney; 1982-84, Lieutenant Governor, Massachusetts. Since 1984, Senator from Massachusetts. 2004, Democratic Candidate for President. Recognized as a leader in the creation of a new foreign policy in the wake of the Cold War. Leading advocate of a permanent research and development tax credit, and for reform of US public education system. Formerly, Chairman, Foreign Commerce Subcommittee. Member of several committees including: Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Commerce, Science and Transportation; Foreign Relations; Small Business. Authored key conservation bills such as the Fishery Conservation Amendments (1990), and co-sponsored the Marine Mammal Protection Act Reauthorization and the Flood Insurance Reform Act.