Julia Thorne
American politician
Julia Thorne
Julia Stimson Thorne was a writer and the first wife of former U.S. Senator and current U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
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Fame elusive, but not acclaim - New Zealand Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Photo / Julia Thorne Back in his early years as a guitarist, Martin Winch, by his own account, hoped to be famous by the age of 20. But it didn't quite work that way. Instead, he had a career described by the Herald's Louisa Cleave as a mixed bag
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Last chance to apply for a position on Ilminster Town Council - This Is The Westcountry
Google News - almost 6 years
Applicants are invited to write to the clerk giving details of interests, experience and reasons for wishing to serve at either of the following addresses: Julia Thorne, Town Clerk, Ilminster Town Council, Council Offices, North Street, Ilminster,
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THE DOCTOR'S WORLD; The Story Behind Kennedy's Surgery
NYTimes - over 8 years
When Senator Edward M. Kennedy disclosed on May 20 that he had brain cancer, three days after suffering a seizure, doctors did not list surgery as a possibility. A news release from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston left the impression that radiation and chemotherapy were the main options for his pernicious type of cancer. Two weeks later,
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A Presidential Also-Ran, Kerry Shrugs Off Outcast Status and Focuses on Senate Life
NYTimes - about 10 years
Senator John Kerry keeps to himself around the Capitol. He is always rushing somewhere, head down, disappearing into elevators. A Senate loner for 22 years, Mr. Kerry seems all the more isolated now as he darts past the media hordes around the next set of presidential seekers, colleagues that include Hillary Rodham Clinton, John McCain and Barack
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THE 2004 CAMPAIGN: FAMILY BACKGROUND; Wealth of Others Helped to Shape Kerry's Life
NYTimes - over 12 years
The estate that belonged to John Kerry's grandparents sits high on a bluff in this Brittany resort town, a massive stone house overlooking a stunning landscape of wind-tossed ocean and jagged headlands. Villagers still speak in awed tones about his grandmother, who was known for her generosity and her regal horseback rides along the hilltops. It
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A War Hero and an Antiwar Hero
NYTimes - over 12 years
JOHN F. KERRY The Complete Biography by the Boston Globe Reporters Who Know Him Best. By Michael Kranish, Brian C. Mooney and Nina J. Easton. Illustrated. 448 pp. PublicAffairs. Paper, $14.95. THE CANDIDATE Behind John Kerry's Remarkable Run for the White House. By Paul Alexander. 240 pp. Riverhead Books. $23.95. A CALL TO SERVICE My Vision for a
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THE DEMOCRATS; THE CONVENTION IN BOSTON -- Man in the News; The Moment of a Lifetime; John Forbes Kerry
NYTimes - over 12 years
He burst onto the national stage in 1971, a decorated Vietnam veteran and antiwar protester talked about overnight as presidential timber. Then John Kerry lost a race for Congress and spent the next three decades -- including 19 solid but unspectacular years as the junior senator from Massachusetts -- in a slow, sometimes painful climb to reclaim
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HIS BOSTON; To Trace Kerry's Footsteps, Get a Good Pair of Sneakers
NYTimes - over 12 years
BOSTON is brimming with politicians who owe their origins to specific neighborhoods and who will perpetually be identified with Dorchester or East Boston or the North End. But John Kerry is living proof that, even in Boston, all politicians are not local. The senator, who was born in Denver and spent his first year in Groton, Mass., has lived and
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THE 2004 CAMPAIGN: THE MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR; Idealistic Man on Campus To Realistic Sailor at War
NYTimes - over 12 years
On Oct. 21, 1965, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey came here to address a group of New England mayors as opposition to the Vietnam War was heating up. A Yale senior named John Kerry presented him with a petition signed by 550 people condemning demonstrators who ''impugn the integrity of U.S. leaders and political institutions through irresponsible
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Courting Minorities, Kerry Promises Expanded College Access
NYTimes - over 12 years
Hoping to energize minority voters, Senator John Kerry promised blacks and Hispanics on Tuesday that he would expand access to college, and he delivered a forceful new answer to Republican charges that he is running a campaign of pessimism. ''This administration says this is the best economy of our lifetime,'' he told the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition in
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THE 2004 CAMPAIGN: THE MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR; Kerry Role in Antiwar Veterans Is Delicate Issue in His Campaign
NYTimes - almost 13 years
When questions were raised last month about whether a 27-year-old John Kerry had attended a Kansas City meeting of Vietnam Veterans Against the War where the assassination of senators was discussed, the Kerry presidential campaign went into action. It accepted the resignation of a campaign volunteer in Florida, Scott Camil, the member of the
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Clash Of Titans
NYTimes - almost 13 years
We're so full of it. We pretend to be a middle-class, democratic nation, but in reality we love our blue bloods. We love our Roosevelts, Rockefellers, Kennedys, Bushes, Deans and Gores. We love the prep school manners, the aristocratic calm, the Skull and Bones mystery, the dappled lawns stretching before the New England summer homes. How else can
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P.C.F.-94
NYTimes - about 13 years
TOUR OF DUTY John Kerry and the Vietnam War. By Douglas Brinkley. Illustrated. 546 pp. New York: William Morrow. $25.95. IF the novel of John Kerry's life had been written by, say, F. Scott Fitzgerald -- a plausible fictive scenario, chronological discordance notwithstanding, since Kerry comes from the sort of stock that was Fitzgerald's métier --
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Storied Past, Golden Résumé, But Mixed Reviews for Kerry
NYTimes - about 13 years
In 1971, when most of his rivals for the presidency were in college, in graduate school or just beginning ambitious but still anonymous careers, John Forbes Kerry was already a decorated combat veteran of two tours in Vietnam and such a prominent leader of the antiwar movement that ''60 Minutes'' profiled him and the correspondent Morley Safer
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Paid Notice: Deaths GILPATRIC, MIRIAM THORNE
NYTimes - about 14 years
GILPATRIC-Miriam Thorne. Died Tuesday, January 7, at her home in New York City. Mrs. Gilpatric was born in Clinton, IN. She led an active and interesting life and traveled widely with her three devoted and prominent husbands. Her first husband and the father of her children, Fulton Cahners, who worked for Cahners Publishing Company, predeceased
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CHRONICLE
NYTimes - almost 20 years
Until yesterday, Senator JOHN F. KERRY, the Massachusetts Democrat, had been reticent about his efforts to have his first marriage annulled, issuing only a terse statement last month. But that changed, as he joked on national radio that the process of annulment can be confusing to non-Catholics, The Associated Press reported. He also spoke about
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CHRONICLE
NYTimes - almost 20 years
The Roman Catholic Church's practice of annulment has become a cause celebre in Massachusetts. Senator JOHN F. KERRY of Massachusetts is seeking an annulment of his marriage to his former wife, JULIA THORNE, who says that while she does not accept the practice, she will not contest his effort, The Associated Press reported yesterday. It is the
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CHRONICLE
NYTimes - about 22 years
Not all Democrats and Republicans are at loggerheads in Washington. Senator JOHN F. KERRY, Democrat of Massachusetts, and TERESA HEINZ, the widow of the late Senator H. John Heinz 3d, Republican of Pennsylvania, announced yesterday that they are engaged to be married. According to a statement issued by Senator Kerry's office, the couple began
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 61
    Died on April 27, 2006.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2004
    Age 59
    She endorsed Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign, stating, "I think he is an immensely talented statesman, and I am 100 percent behind him".
    More Details Hide Details She did, however, express concern about protecting her privacy, and stated that she hoped the couple's daughters would not become too involved in public life. She was the author of the books You Are Not Alone: Words of Experience and Hope for the Journey Through Depression (1993) (with Larry Rothstein) (ISBN 0-06-096977-6) and A Change of Heart: Words of Experience and Hope for the Journey Through Divorce (1996) (ISBN 0-06-095105-2). She was being treated for transitional-cell carcinoma, a form of cancer. Thorne died of bladder cancer in Concord, Massachusetts. After Thorne's death, following a long battle with cancer, Kerry released the following statement: Julia Thorne was a direct eleventh generation descendant of John Bowne, a defiant activist in the struggle for religious freedom. William Thorne Sr., third signatory of the Flushing Remonstrance is also an ancestor.
  • 1997
    Age 52
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1990
    Age 45
    She overcame depression by 1990, and by all accounts the couple had an amicable relationship.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 25
    Thorne married Kerry on May 23, 1970 and divorced on July 25, 1988, after a six-year separation.
    More Details Hide Details They have two children together, Alexandra Kerry (born 1973) and Vanessa Kerry (born 1976). During their marriage, Thorne began showing signs of depression and later wrote that she had at one time contemplated suicide.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1963
    Age 18
    Thorne met Kerry in 1963 at her family's estate in Bay Shore, New York on Long Island.
    More Details Hide Details Kerry was a Yale classmate of Thorne's twin brother David.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Born on September 16, 1944.
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