Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

1929 - 1994
A government biography indicates that was born in 1929 in Southampton, New York. Her father, John Vernou Bouvier III, was a successful Wall Street stockbroker. Her mother, Janet Lee Bouvier, was an equestrian. Jackie spent her childhood in New York City and Long Island with her parents. In 1940 her mother divorced and remarried to Hugh D. Auchincloss II in 1942. Jackie then moved with her mother to Newport, Rhode Island (22-23).
The government source also indicates that Jackie attended Miss Porter’s School for Girls in Connecticut and Vassar College where she excelled in history, literature, art and French. Her junior year she spent at the Sorbonne in Paris, studying ...

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the city with her camera capturing citizens’ reactions to issues of the day. At a Georgetown dinner party, Jackie was first introduced to John F. Kennedy who was a newly elected senator from Massachusetts. From there, Jackie and John’s relationship progressed. Upon her return from Europe, where she covered the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth for the Washington Times-Herald, Jacqueline accepted John Kennedy’s proposal of marriage (24). They were married on September 12, 1953 at St. Mary’s Church in Newport. There was a crowd of 3,000 on-lookers who waited outside the church to see the newlyweds. Afterwards, 1,200 guests attended the wedding reception at Hammersmith Farm, which was near her stepfather’s estate. After their wedding, they traveled to New York to spend the night at the Waldorf Astoria before leaving for their two-week honeymoon in Acapulco, Mexico (24).
After the Kennedy’s were married, Jackie had to adapt to a new life. She not only represented the United ...

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had a miscarriage. In 1963 her second son, Patrick, was born but lived only thirty-nine hours. Jacqueline sheltered Caroline and John Jr. due to the attention and position President Kennedy held. Jacqueline once said, “ If you bungle raising your children nothing else matters much in life”(72-74).
After her birth with John Jr. and her husbands’ victory, Jackie set a new goal for herself which was to restore the White House and leave remembrance behind of her family. In the book, “The White House: An Historic Guide (6-18), Jackie created a White House Fine Arts Committee to help her in restoring the White House beauty, and she hired a curator, which oversaw publication of a ...

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