|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1915|
|Death: ||Jul. 29, 2000|
Richard was an American Foreign Service officer and lawyer. He attended Phillips Academy and graduated from Yale University in 1937. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1940.
Richard met Rosemary Forbes in 1938 in Saint Briac, France, where he was taking a course in the sculpture of ship models and she was training as a nurse and they were married February 8, 1941, in Montgomery, Alabama, while he was a Cadet in the Army Air Corps. Four children resulted from this marriage.
He joined the United States Army Air Corps in World War II so he could volunteer to become a test pilot. He flew DC-3s and B-29s until contracting tuberculosis, after which he was discharged.
Following his convalencance in Colorado, he returned to Massachusetts to become an Assistant United States Attorney. In 1949, he moved to Washington, D.C. to work in the office of the General Counsel for the Navy Department.
Entering the American foreign service, he served as a diplomat, both in the United States and at embassies in other nations, including Germany and Norway. He also served as a lawyer in the Bureau of United Nations Affairs.
Kerry wrote "The Star Spangled Mirror: America's Image of Itself and the World" in 1990.
Upon retirement he pursued his passion for sailing, making several Atlantic crossings, sailing the New England and Nova Scotia coasts solo, and racing sloops.
Kerry died in at Massachusetts General Hospital on July 29, 2000, of complications from prostate cancer.
He was the father of Senator John Kerry.
On July 2, 2014, a FAG'er reported that there is no gravestone marker in this cemetery. Specifically they reported the following:
This person is listed as being in "cremations." The cemetery office told me this means that they were only cremated at Mt. Auburn, but have been buried elsewhere.
Rosemary Isabel Forbes Kerry (1913 - 2002)*
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Maintained by: Christie Trapp
Originally Created by: P Fazzini
Record added: Jan 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64357795