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John F. Kerry

John Forbes Kerry is an American politician who served as the 68th United States Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Kerry previously represented Massachusetts in the United States Senate from 1985 to 2013. Wikipedia*

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John F. Kerry has 1,521 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1971 Senate Committee as a Democratic Senator for Massachusetts. The year with the most videos was 2004 with 124 videos. Most appearances with John Edwards (45), Joe Lieberman (42), Howard Dean M.D. (36). Most common tags: Kerry, John, Kerry, Democratic Party.

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Secretary, Department of State February 1, 2013 - January 20, 2017 Videos: 169 U.S. Senator, D-MA View Map January 3, 1985 - February 1, 2013 Videos: 1,346 U.S. Senate Candidate, DEMOCRAT c. January 1, 1984 - November 6, 1984 Videos: 1

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