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Bob Kerrey
Senator Bob Kerrey.jpg
United States Senator
from Nebraska
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 2001
Preceded by David Karnes
Succeeded by Ben Nelson
35th Governor of Nebraska
In office
January 6, 1983 – January 9, 1987
Lieutenant Donald McGinley
Preceded by Charles Thone
Succeeded by Kay Orr
Personal details
Born
Joseph Robert Kerrey

August 27, 1943 (1943-08-27) (age 76)
Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor
Bronze Star ribbon.svg Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart BAR.svg Purple Heart
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 1966-1969
Rank US-O2 insignia.svg Lieutenant (junior grade)
Unit SEAL Team 1
Battles/wars Vietnam War

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. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

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