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John F. Kerry

John Forbes Kerry is an American attorney, politician and diplomat who is the first United States special presidential envoy for climate. A member of the Forbes family and the Democratic Party, he served as the 68th United States secretary of state from 2013 to 2017 under Barack Obama. Wikipedia*

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John F. Kerry has 1,578 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1971 Senate Committee as a Veteran for the U.S. Navy. The year with the most videos was 2004 with 124 videos as a Democratic Senator for Massachusetts. Most appearances with John Edwards (45), Joe Lieberman (42), Howard Dean M.D. (36). Most common tags: Kerry, John, Kerry, Democratic Party.

Appearances by Title:January 20, 2021 - Present Special Presidential Envoy, Climate, White House

Videos: 15 c. January 1, 1971 - c. Present Veteran, U.S. Navy

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Secretary, Department of State February 1, 2013 - January 20, 2017 Videos: 173 U.S. Senator, D-MA January 3, 1985 - February 1, 2013 Videos: 1,383 U.S. Senate Candidate, DEMOCRAT c. January 1, 1984 - November 6, 1984 Videos: 1

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