Bob Kerrey

American politician and U.S. Navy Medal of Honor recipient

Joseph Robert "Bob" Kerrey (born August 27, 1943) is an American politician. He served as the 35th Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987 and as a United States Senator from Nebraska from 1989 to 2001.[1] He was a member of the Democratic Party. He ran for President in 1992. He was also awarded the medal of honor for his courageous actions while a part of SEAL team 1 in Vietnam.

Bob Kerrey
Senator Bob Kerrey.jpg
United States Senator
from Nebraska
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byDavid Karnes
Succeeded byBen Nelson
35th Governor of Nebraska
In office
January 6, 1983 – January 9, 1987
LieutenantDonald McGinley
Preceded byCharles Thone
Succeeded byKay Orr
Personal details
Joseph Robert Kerrey

(1943-08-27) August 27, 1943 (age 79)
Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln
AwardsMedal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor
Bronze Star Medal ribbon.svg Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart ribbon.svg Purple Heart
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1966-1969
RankUS-O2 insignia.svg Lieutenant (junior grade)
UnitSEAL Team 1
Battles/warsVietnam War


  1. "Bob Kerrey out of running for top job at MPAA". Los Angeles Times. July 29, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-30.

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