John F. Kerry was 60 years old at the time of the 2004 presidential election. He was born on December 11, 1943. Kerry was defeated by incumbent President George W. Bush.
In 1982, at the age of 38, John Kerry was elected Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. He was later elected as a U.S. Senator at the age of 40 in 1985. Kerry served as a U.S. Senator for 28 years and as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2009 to 2013. In 2013, Kerry was sworn in as the U.S. Secretary of State under President Barack Obama.