There has been more than one person named John Forbes:
John Forbes (1710-1759), British General in the French and Indian War
John Forbes (1740-1783), Scottish clergyman
John Forbes (1950-1998), Australian Poet
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JohnForbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts.
A misconception some Americans have is that JohnForbes Kerry is related to billionaire publisher Malcolm Forbes and his son Steve Forbes, the latter of whom twice sought the Republican presidential nomination.
John Kerry's maternal grandfather, James Grant Forbes, was born in Shanghai, China, where the Forbes family of China and Boston accumulated a fortune in the opium and China trade.
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