Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
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First Lady of the United States
In office
January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963
Preceded byMamie Eisenhower
Personal details
BornJacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
(1929-07-28)July 28, 1929
New York, USA
DiedMay 19, 1994(1994-05-19) (aged 64)
New York City, New York, United States
Spouse(s)John F. Kennedy (1953-1963, his death)
Aristotle Onassis (1968-1975, his death)
ChildrenArabella Kennedy (August 23, 1956, stillborn)
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (born 1957)
John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960-1999)
Patrick Kennedy (August 7, 1963-August 9, 1963)
ParentsJohn Bouvier III
Janet Norton Lee
EducationVassar College - attended
Sorbonne - attended
The George Washington University (Bachelor of Arts)
OccupationFirst Lady of the United States
Book editor at Viking Press (1975-1977)
Book editor at Doubleday (1978-1994)
Religion[[Roman Catholic]
Arlington National Cemetery

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis (July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994), was the wife of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. She subsequently married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. In later years, she enjoyed a successful career as a book editor.

Early life

Jacqueline Bouvier was born in Southampton, Long Island, New York, the daughter of wealthy Wall Street stockbroker John Bouvier III (1891-1957) and his wife Janet Norton Lee (1907-1989). She had a younger sister, Caroline Lee Bouvier, born in 1933, later known as Lee Radziwill. She was of Irish, French, Scottish, and English ancestry.[1][2] Her maternal great-grandfather emigrated from Cork, Ireland, and later became the Superintendent of the New York City Public Schools.

Her early years were spent in New York City and East Hampton, Long Island, at the Bouvier family estate called "Lasata". She became at a very early age an accomplished equestrienne, a sport that would remain a lifelong passion. As a child, she also enjoyed drawing, reading and writing poems.

Her parents divorced in 1940, and her mother married Standard Oil heir Hugh D. Auchincloss in 1942, with whom she had two children: Janet (1945-1985) and James Auchincloss (b. 1947). She and her sister moved in with their mother's new family, and divided their time between their stepfather's two vast estates: "Merrywood" in McLean, Virginia, and "Hammersmith Farm" in Newport, Rhode Island.

She was educated at selective schools such as Chapin's, Miss Porter's and Vassar College. She spent one year (1949-50) in Paris, France, studying at La Sorbonne, before graduating from George Washington University in 1951, with a Bachelor of Arts in French literature. Other interests included art, history and languages.

After graduation, she worked as an "inquiring-photographer" for the Washington Times-Herald and was sent to London in June 1953 to cover the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

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