…As Kerry embarked on his presidential campaign, the Boston Globe reported new details about his family history. The Globe disclosed that the senator’s paternal grandfather, Fritz Kohn, was an Austrian Jew who changed his name to Kerry and converted to Catholicism before immigrating to Massachusetts.
“I didn’t know this because my grandfather died when my father was just five years old — a reminder of how much so much of America’s history is buried,” Kerry writes. “One thing that hasn’t changed for me as a result of this revelation is my Catholic heritage. I am a believing and practicing Catholic.”
And I am the King of Siam.