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Encyclopedia > Julia Thorne

Julia Stimson Thorne (September 16, 1944April 27, 2006) was a writer and the ex-wife of U.S. Senator John Kerry. September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ...

Thorne was born in New York City, and spent part of her formative years in Italy, where her father was a diplomat and the publisher of the Rome Daily Herald. After her marriage to Kerry ended in divorce, she remarried and lived in Bozeman, Montana. Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Bozeman is a city in southwestern Montana, USA. It is the county seat of Gallatin County. ...

Thorne died of cancer in Concord, Massachusetts. When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ... Seal of Concord, MA Concord is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ...


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 0060969776) and A Change of Heart: Words of Experience and Hope for the Journey Through Divorce (1996) (ISBN 0060951052).

Marriage to Kerry

Thorne married Kerry on May 23, 1970 and divorced on July 25, 1988 after a six-year separation. They have two children together, Alexandra Kerry (born 1973) and Vanessa Kerry (born 1976). When the couple met, Thorne was Kerry's best friend's sister. During their marriage, Thorne began showing signs of depression and later wrote that she had at one time contemplated suicide. She overcame depression by 1990, and by all accounts the couple had an amicable relationship. [1] May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse, which can be contrasted with an annulment, which is a declaration that a marriage is void, though the effects of marriage may be recognized in such unions, such as spousal support, child custody... July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alexandra Forbes Kerry (born September 5, 1973) is the elder daughter of 2004 US Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Vanessa Bradford Kerry (born December 31, 1976) is the younger daughter of U.S. Senator and former Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ...

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. May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Annulment is a legal procedure for declaring a marriage null and void. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ...

She endorsed Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign, stating, "I think he is an immensely talented statesman, and I am 100 percent behind him". 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. This article is about the presidential campaign of John Kerry, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and the nominee of the Democratic Party to challenge Republican incumbent President George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election on November 2, 2004. ...

After Thorne's death following a long battle with cancer, Kerry released the following statement: "Julia was the best mother two daughters could ask for. She always put our kids ahead of everything. She was completely committed to them and their future. Julia fought a hugely courageous fight against cancer and she passed away with the same grace with which she lived. Everyone who knew her will miss her beyond words."

External links

  • [2] Julia Stimson Thorne's Family Tree
  • [3] Senator's divorce records available - An article on Boston Globe revealing that John Kerry and Julia Stimson Thorne's divorce papers are public
  • [4] Julia Thorne, author and ex-wife of Sen. Kerry, dead at 61 - Obituary from the Boston Globe

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Julia Thorne, author and ex-wife of Sen. Kerry, dead at 61 - Boston.com (488 words)
Julia Thorne, an author and the former wife of U.S. Sen. John Kerry, has died of cancer at a friend's home in Concord.
Thorne met Kerry in 1963 at her family's estate on Long Island, when Kerry, a Yale classmate of Thorne's twin brother, came for a visit.
Thorne married Richard J. Charlesworth in 1997 and they moved to Bozeman, Mont. She was being treated for transitional-cell carcinoma, a former of cancer, in the Boston area.
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