Bachelor in American History, Yale University, 1966. Master of Arts in Journalism Science, Columbia University, 1971.
He was nominated by President Barack Obama and sworn in August 17, 2009. David Thorne"s parents were Alice Smith (Barry) and Landon Ketchum Thorne, Junior. David lived in Italy for a decade while his father helped administer the Marshall Plan.
David"s twin sister Julia was the first wife of John Kerry.
He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, and worked in political consulting, real estate development, and publishing.
Thorne graduated from Yale University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts in American History, where he roomed with Kerry and both were members of Skull and Bones, and then from Columbia University in 1971 with a Master"s degree in Journalism.
Married Rose O'Neil Geer, June 26, 1971. Children: William Winslow, Emma O'Neil.