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Bob Kerrey

Personal data
Date of birthAugust 27, 1943(age 71)
Place of birthLincoln, Nebraska
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln
ProfessionNaval officer, Politician, Restaurateur
ReligionUnited Church of Christ
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1966 - 1969
UnitSEAL Team 1
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsMedal of Honor
Bronze Star
Purple Heart
United States Senator
from Nebraska
In officeJanuary 3, 1989 - January 3, 2001
Succeeded byBen Nelson
Preceded byDavid K. Karnes
35th Governor of Nebraska
In officeJanuary 6, 1983 - January 9, 1987
LieutenantDonald McGinley
Succeeded byKay A. Orr
Preceded byCharles Thone

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Joseph Robert "Bob" Kerrey (born August 27, 1943) was the 35th Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987 and a U.S. Senator from Nebraska (1989 2001). Having served in the Vietnam War, earning the Medal of Honor for his actions, he moved into politics. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1992. From 2001 to 2010, Kerrey served as president of The New School, a university in New York City. In May 2010, he was selected to become the head of the Motion Picture Association of America. But in July 2010, both Kerrey and the MPAA could not reach an agreement so he is no longer slated to be their president.

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Kerrey talk in Omaha to help program for soldiers - NTV Tweet this news
NTV--(AP) - Former presidential candidate -Bob Kerrey- will speak next month at an Omaha fundraiser for a program that helps soldiers and veterans deal with the ... - Date : Fri, 24 Dec 2010 10:35:45 GMT+00:00
How we've grown up since 1994 - Salon Tweet this news
Salon--The trio jousting for the Democratic nomination -- Jesse Jackson, -Bob Kerrey- and Dick Gephardt -- now must wait to see if Vice President Al Gore will enter ... - Date : Wed, 29 Dec 2010 00:17:42 GMT+00:00
Dodd's Commitment To ADA Laudable - Hartford Courant Tweet this news
Hartford Courant--It was heartwarming to read -Bob Kerrey's- appreciation of his US Senate colleague, Chris Dodd [Opinion, Nov. 28, "Chris Dodd: A Man For Our Age"]. ... - Date : Fri, 03 Dec 2010 02:27:39 GMT+00:00
Bennett doesn't expect a going away present - Salt Lake Tribune (blog) Tweet this news
Salt Lake Tribune (blog)---Bob Kerrey- secured $17 million shortly before leaving office for a pedestrian bridge linking Omaha, Neb. And Council Bluffs, Iowa, which now bears his name. ... - Date : Fri, 10 Dec 2010 18:55:46 GMT+00:00
Alan Simpson - Newsweek Tweet this news
Newsweek--Well, it came when -Bob Kerrey- and I were working on Social Security, and we said maybe you take 2 of the 6.2 percent [payroll tax] and give the people an ... - Date : Wed, 22 Dec 2010 13:14:35 GMT+00:00
Concord Coalition Issue Brief Discusses Risks and Opportunities of Tax Cut Deal - PR Newswire (press release) Tweet this news
PR Newswire (press release)--Former US Senators Warren B. Rudman (R-NH) and -Bob Kerrey- (D-NE) serve as Concord's co-chairs and former Secretary of Commerce Peter G. Peterson serves as ... - Date : Sat, 11 Dec 2010 22:09:00 GMT+00:00
Senator Kent Conrad to Receive Concord Coalition Award and Discuss America's ... - PR Newswire (press release) Tweet this news
PR Newswire (press release)--After the award presentation, Founding President Peter G. Peterson, Concord Coalition Co-Chairman -Bob Kerrey-, former US Treasury Secretary Bob Rubin and ... - Date : Mon, 15 Nov 2010 17:37:15 GMT+00:00
Judge to resign after surviving retention vote - Lexington Clipper Herald Tweet this news
Lexington Clipper Herald---Bob Kerrey- appointed him a district judge in 1983. Murphy set his retirement date for Aug. 1, 2011, just after his 64th birthday, which qualifies him for a ... - Date : Wed, 17 Nov 2010 22:32:34 GMT+00:00
Second condo tower reaches top - Omaha World-Herald Tweet this news
Omaha World-Herald--Developers and future residents of the second residential tower going up just north of the -Bob Kerrey- Pedestrian Bridge held a ceremonial ... - Date : Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:51:40 GMT+00:00
Voter's Guide: Ivy Harper, District 1 - Lincoln Journal Star Tweet this news
Lincoln Journal Star--Harper is author of a biography of -Bob Kerrey- titled "Waltzing Matilda." Q: What would you like to accomplish as a member of the House during the next two ... - Date : Wed, 13 Oct 2010 20:29:10 GMT+00:00

Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Thone
Governor of Nebraska
1983-1987
Succeeded by
Kay A. Orr
United States Senate
Preceded by
David K. Karnes
United States Senator from Nebraska|class=1
Served alongside: J. James Exon, Chuck Hagel

1989-2001
Succeeded by
Ben Nelson
Party political offices
Preceded by
Bob Graham
Florida
Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
1995-1999
Succeeded by
Robert G. Torricelli
New Jersey

Military awards :
     

Military awards :
Naval Parachutist Insignia
Medal of Honor Bronze Star Medal Purple Heart Medal

Governors of Nebraska

Territorial (1854 - 1867)Burt * Cuming * Izard * Cuming * Richardson * Morton * Black * Morton * Paddock * Saunders
State (since 1867)Butler * James (acting) * Furnas * Garber * Nance * Dawes * Thayer * Boyd * Crounse * Holcomb * Poynter * Dietrich * Savage * Mickey * Sheldon * Shallenberger * Aldrich * Morehead * Neville * McKelvie * Bryan * McMullen * Weaver * Bryan * Cochran * Griswold * Peterson * Crosby * Anderson * Brooks * Burney * Morrison * Tiemann * Exon * Thone * Kerrey * Orr * Nelson * Johanns * Heineman

United States Senators from Nebraska

Class 1Tipton * Paddock * Van Wyck * Paddock * Allen * Hayward * Allen * Dietrich * Burkett * G. Hitchcock * Howell * Thompson * Hunter * Burke * Butler * Reynolds * Hruska * Zorinsky * Karnes * Kerrey * Nelson
Class 2Thayer * P. Hitchcock * Saunders * Manderson * Thurston * Millard * Brown * Norris * Wherry * Seaton * Griswold * Bowring * Abel * Curtis * Exon * Hagel * Johanns

Chairs of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Johnston * Ford * Bentsen * Mitchell * Kerry * Breaux * Robb * Graham * Kerrey * Torricelli * Murray * Corzine * Schumer * Menendez

United States presidential election, 1992

Democratic Party1992 Democratic National Convention * Primaries
CandidatesAgran * Brown * Casey * Clinton (campaign) * Harkin * Kerrey * Laughlin * McCarthy * Tsongas * Wilder * Woods
VP CandidateGore
Republican Party1992 Republican National Convention
CandidatesBuchanan * Bush * Duke * Stassen
VP CandidateQuayle
Third partyIndependents
CandidateRoss Perot (campaign)
VP CandidateJames Stockdale

Members of the 9/11 Commission

Kean (Chair) * Hamilton (Vice chair)
Ben-Veniste * Fielding * Gorelick * Gorton * Kerrey * Lehman * Roemer * Thompson



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