Gee, if anyone can figure this out, I'll add to the timeline.
Lots of facts and quotes about the president-wannabe at the John F. Kerry Timeline.
I remember John A. Kelly [won it in '35], and John J. Kelly [won it in '57] they were both still running in it in the 60s when I used to go see it before it became a big deal. Don't remember a John F. Kerry.
Oh, wait, in 1970, just before the lead runner came in, I was under the reviewing stand, in front of the Prudential tower, when some people ran down the home stretch with a banner that said "Balmy in Boston, Bombing in Cambodia" Maybe that was Kerry.