Teresa Heinz
American politician
Teresa Heinz
Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira Heinz, known as Teresa Heinz, is an American businesswoman and philanthropist, the widow of former U.S. Senator H. John Heinz III, and the wife of U.S. Senator John Kerry.
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Fundraising Histories And Lots Of Experience In Speculative Clinton Cabinet
Huffington Post - 4 months
Gary Gensler is former head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and earlier in his career logged time at Goldman Sachs. His name is now in circulation to be Treasury Secretary if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson) By: JACK NOLAND Washington thrives on speculation and now, after months of guessing at things like primary contenders and vice presidential picks, it's time to draft potential cabinets. With no shortage of well-educated guesses on who might lead the various executive departments, certain names crop up more often than others, often officials and bureaucrats with substantial political and policy experience. The key for would-be President Clinton, of course, is winning the election, which at this writing, seems more likely than not. So, here's a look at the fundraising and influence backgrounds of some of the elected officials, nonprofit leaders and businesspeople who have appeared on the lists. These selections, of course, ar ...
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Genevieve Nnaji And Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Make Arise 100, Dynamic Women List
Information Nigeria - almost 2 years
Nollywood veteran actress, Genevieve Nnaji and award-winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie were among the list of Nigerian women of Arise Magazine’s 100: Dynamic Women. The list, which is broken down into 5 categories, celebrates the achievements of these women who are shaping modern Africa today and has a number of other Nigerian women in the list. See full list below: – Business & Law: Ayo Obe, Vice Chair, National Crisis Group, Nigeria Bridgette Radebe, President, South African Mining Development Association, SA Cherie Blair, lawyer, UK Dambisa Moyo, economist, Zambia/US Dr Eleni Gabre-Madhin, founder, Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, Ethiopia Eva Muraya, co-founder and CEO, Color Creations Group, Kenya Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, The Gambia Genevieve Sangudi, Managing Director, Carlyle Group Africa, Tanzania Hajia Bola Shagaya, founder and CEO, Bolmus Group International, Nigeria Irene Charnley, CEO, Smile Teleco ...
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Teresa Heinz Kerry's seizures may have been caused by 2009 concussion
CBS News - over 3 years
Ketchup heiress and wife of Secretary of State John Kerry was hospitalized in July due to seizures
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Video: Teresa Heinz Kerry's first public appearance since seizure
CBS News - over 3 years
Teresa Heinz Kerry made her first public appearance at a Senate hearing since suffering a seizure. Gayle King reports.
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Teresa Heinz Kerry makes first public appearance since July
CBS News - over 3 years
The wife of Secretary of State John Kerry attended a Senate hearing on Syria, two months after she suffered a seizure
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Heinz Kerry released from rehab hospital
CNN - over 3 years
Teresa Heinz Kerry left a Boston rehabilitation hospital Saturday nearly three weeks after she experienced a seizure at her Nantucket, Massachusetts, home.
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Teresa Heinz Kerry leaves Boston hospital after seizure
CBS News - over 3 years
Secretary of State John Kerry's wife expected to make full recovery after spending less than three weeks in hospital
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Teresa Heinz Kerry leaves rehab hospital, full recovery expected
Yahoo News - over 3 years
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry's wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, walked out of a Boston rehabilitation hospital on Saturday, nearly three weeks after suffering a seizure, and is expected to make a full recovery, the State Department said on Saturday. Heinz Kerry, a philanthropist and heiress, was rushed to a local hospital on July 7 after a seizure at the couple's vacation home on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket and was then taken to Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital. ...
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Man arrested outside Kerry's Boston home
Fox News - over 3 years
A man was arrested outside the Boston home of Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday afternoon.  Kerry spokesman Glen Johnson said in a statement that members of the State Department Diplomatic Security Service saw the man take a picture of a window in Kerry's home in the Beacon Hill section of the city. The security team requested assistance from Boston police, who searched the man's van and arrested him after finding an open container.  Johnson said that police also found a pellet gun in the van, which was searched by bomb-sniffing dogs before being towed. Further inquiries were directed to Boston Police.  The spokesman said that Kerry was not at home at the time of the incident, but was visiting his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, at a local rehab facility. The Secretary of State's wife is recovering from a seizure suffered July 7.
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Teresa Heinz Kerry improving, moved to rehab hospital
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Teresa Heinz Kerry upgraded from 'fair' to 'good' condition, moved to rehab hospital
Fox News - over 3 years
The condition of Teresa Heinz Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's wife, has been upgraded from "fair" to "good" and she has been moved to a Boston rehabilitation hospital.
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Teresa Heinz Kerry to continue recovery at rehab facility
CBS News - over 3 years
Spokesman describes Secretary of State John Kerry and his family as "pleased" that her condition has been upgraded from fair to good
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Teresa Heinz
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 74
    Heinz Kerry was released on July 17, 2013 from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.
    More Details Hide Details Doctors expect a full recovery at home after some limited out-patient treatment. Heinz has a reputation in the media as a very direct personality. In an interview published in USA Today in July 2004, Heinz was asked about the differences between the First Lady and herself: "Well, you know, I don't know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good. But I don't know that she's ever had a real job—I mean, since she's been grown up. So her experience and her validation comes from important things, but different things. And I’m older, and my validation of what I do and what I believe and my experience is a little bit bigger–because I’m older, and I’ve had different experiences. And it’s not a criticism of her. It’s just, you know, what life is about. "
    On July 7, 2013, Heinz was taken by ambulance to Nantucket Cottage Hospital after showing symptoms consistent with a seizure.
    More Details Hide Details She was described as being in "critical but stable" condition. Heinz was then flown to Massachusetts General Hospital for further medical treatment and tests. Her condition was upgraded to fair the next day, and doctors were able to rule out a heart attack, brain tumor, stroke, and other triggers. On July 11, she was transferred to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital to continue her recovery.
  • 2009
    Age 70
    In December 2009, Heinz revealed that she is being treated for breast cancer.
    More Details Hide Details She revealed she has had several lumpectomies and will be following up with a targeted type of radiation therapy treatment called accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI). She has not revealed what type of APBI she will be receiving. APBI is a way of delivering radiation to the breast for five days or less, rather than six to eight weeks. Radiation oncologists are still studying this new method to see if it is as effective as the longer regimen.
  • 2006
    Age 67
    It was rumored she would challenge Santorum in 2006 (as a Democrat), but she did not enter the race, and the Democratic nomination went to State Treasurer Bob Casey, Jr., who went on to defeat Santorum.
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  • 2005
    Age 66
    After her husband's defeat, and shortly before she gave a speech to the National Council for Research on Women in January 2005, she changed back to Teresa Heinz.
    More Details Hide Details In 2003, she was named to the PoliticsPA list of "Pennsylvania's Most Politically Powerful Women". She is said to have been encouraged to run for her first husband's vacant Senate seat after his death. Heinz declined and refused to endorse Republican Congressman Rick Santorum's 1994 bid for the seat. She publicly denounced him as the "antithesis" of her late husband, and later called him "Forrest Gump with attitude."
  • 2004
    Age 65
    Later in 2004, she reportedly changed her name from Teresa Heinz to Teresa Heinz Kerry during her husband's presidential run.
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    Choosing to remain registered as a Republican until John Kerry's presidential bid in 2004, she kept her name Teresa Heinz.
    More Details Hide Details In May 2004, she said: "My legal name is still Teresa Heinz. Teresa Heinz Kerry is my name... for politics. Just so people don't ask me questions about so and so is so and so's wife or this and that. Teresa Heinz is what I've been all my growing-up life, adult life, more than any other name. And it's the name of my boys, you know? So, that's my legal name and that's my office name, my Pittsburgh name." Teresa Heinz is the chair of the Heinz Endowments and the Heinz Family Philanthropies, disbursing money to various social and environmental causes. She assists the City of Pittsburgh, where the Heinz family has many financial and family connections. In recognition of her philanthropy and activism, Heinz has received 12 honorary doctoral degrees: In 2003, Heinz was awarded the Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal for Humanitarianism. She has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been a Trustee of the St. Paul's School (Concord, New Hampshire), which Kerry attended.
  • 2003
    Age 64
    Like her first husband, Heinz was a registered Republican for most of her voting life, and she remained a registered Republican despite being married to Kerry. In January 2003, she changed her registration to the Democratic Party.
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    According to her most recently released income tax of 2003, Kerry and Heinz paid an effective federal income tax rate of 12%.
    More Details Hide Details Heinz and Kerry live an affluent life. They own a six-floor, $7 million townhome in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, an ocean-front home on Nantucket recently listed for sale at $25 million, a $5 million ski retreat in Idaho, a $4 million estate in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania, near the Heinz family's home base of Pittsburgh, and a $5 million home in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1996
    Age 57
    In 1996, the Heinz Foundations created WISER, the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement.
    More Details Hide Details Kerry and Heinz signed a prenuptial agreement and have kept their premarital assets separate. Heinz has declined to disclose her personal tax returns, citing family trusts and privacy. She is estimated to be worth between $750 million and $1.2 billion.
  • 1995
    Age 56
    In 1995, the book Pensions in Crisis: Why the system is failing America and how you can protect your future (later republished as The Pension Book) was published, with support from the Teresa and H. John Heinz III Foundation, and a foreword by Heinz.
    More Details Hide Details Spurred by the issues uncovered by Pensions in Crisis, Heinz and her foundation created the Women's Retirement Initiative to "extend that investigation and examine how the dynamics of our pension and retirement system contribute to the disproportionate rate of poverty among older women."
    In 1995, with a $20 million grant, the Heinz Endowments provided initial funding for The Heinz Center, "a nonprofit institution dedicated to improving the scientific and economic foundation for environmental policy through multisectoral collaboration among industry, government, academia, and environmental organizations."
    More Details Hide Details Since 1996, Heinz has hosted an annual "Women's Health and the Environment" conference series. She founded Teresa Heinz Scholars for Environmental Research, which annually awards eight $10,000 awards for doctoral dissertation support and eight $5,000 awards for Masters' thesis support for research having "public policy relevance that increases society's understanding of environmental concerns and proposed solutions." Heinz is a board member of the Environmental Defense Fund.
  • 1993
    Age 54
    In 1993, she founded the Heinz Awards, including a category for Outstanding Contributions to the Environment.
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    In 1993, with Kerry and environmentalist academic Dr. Anthony Cortese, she co-founded Second Nature, which brings "Education for Sustainability" to college campuses.
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  • 1992
    Age 53
    In 1992, she was a Delegate to the Earth Summit, representing Non-Governmental Organizations.
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  • 1991
    Age 52
    This was the only reported time they met before Senator Heinz died in a plane crash on April 4, 1991. In 1992, they met again, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was a member of a State Department delegation appointed by then-President George H. W. Bush. Their courtship began in 1993, and they were married May 26, 1995, in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
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  • 1990
    Age 51
    Heinz has contributed to the environmental movement through many programs and outreach efforts. In 1990, she co-founded the Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning (later known as the Alliance for Healthy Homes, it has since merged with the National Center for Healthy Housing), through the first environmental grant of the Vira I. Heinz Endowment.
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    In 1990, she met Senator Kerry at an Earth Day rally.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1971
    Age 32
    In 1971, she became a naturalized citizen.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had three sons:
  • TWENTIES
  • 1966
    Age 27
    On February 5, 1966, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's gothic Heinz Chapel on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, Simões-Ferreira married future Senator Henry John Heinz III, an heir to the H. J. Heinz Company.
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  • 1963
    Age 24
    In 1963, she graduated from the School of Translation and Interpretation at the University of Geneva and moved to the United States to be an interpreter at the United Nations.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1938
    Born
    Born on October 5, 1938.
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