Julia Thorne

Born Sep 16, 1944

Julia Stimson Thorne was a writer and the first wife of U.S. Senator John Kerry.

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1944 Birth Born on September 16, 1944.


1963 18 Years Old Thorne met Kerry in 1963 at her family's estate in Bay Shore, New York on Long Island. … Read More


1970 25 Years Old Thorne married Kerry on May 23, 1970 and divorced on July 25, 1988, after a six-year separation. … Read More


1990 45 Years Old She overcame depression by 1990, and by all accounts the couple had an amicable relationship.


1997 52 Years Old She married Richard J. Charlesworth in 1997 and they moved to Bozeman, Montana. On May 7, 1997, two years after his remarriage, Kerry publicly announced that he had requested an annulment from the Roman Catholic Church of his marriage to Thorne.
2004 59 Years Old She endorsed Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign, stating, "I think he is an immensely talented statesman, and I am 100 percent behind him". … Read More


2006 62 Years Old Died on April 27, 2006.
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