W. Baird Distinguished Lecture Series
U.S. Senator John Kerry
Monday, September 18, 2006, 2 p.m.
Born in Colorado and reared in Massachusetts, John Kerry graduated with a BA in political science from Yale University (1966). After two tours of service in Vietnam, he took a JD degree from Boston College Law School. He served as a county prosecutor and as lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, before he was elected to the United States Senate in 1984. For 19 of his senatorial years he has served on the Foreign Relations Committee. In 2004, he was the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States. Senator Kerry continues to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate. He is also a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.