Edward M. Kennedy Institute Honors Secretary John Kerry
As a decorated combat veteran, Assistant District Attorney, Lieutenant Governor, five-term United States Senator and Secretary of State, John Kerry served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States with distinction. Throughout his career, his moral convictions, belief in American values, and unique approach to diplomacy has guided his long path of leadership. At every level of government, he has exemplified the true intent of public service.
In recognition of his distinguished career and achievements, the Board of Directors was proud to confer the Edward M. Kennedy Institute Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Public Service upon the Honorable John Kerry on October 15, 2017. With a career that exemplifies the mission of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, it is fitting that John Kerry is the first recipient of this distinguished honor.
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