Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy at Hyannis Port 1959

Born:

  • 28 July 1929
  • Southampton, New York

Died:

  • 19 May 1994
  • Manhattan, New York

Spouse:

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1953-1963)
  • Aristotle Onassis (1968-1975)

Parents:

  • John Vernou Bouvier III
  • Janet Lee Bouvier

Children:

  • Caroline Kennedy
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.
  • Patrick Bouvier Kennedy
  • Arabella Kennedy (Stillborn)

Education:

  • Vassar College (1947-1949) wrote for the university newspaper
  • Wanted to attend Sarah Lawrence College, but her parents disagreed
  • University of Grenoble (1949-1950) spent her junior year abroad in France through Smith College
  • George Washington University (1950-1951) transferred after returning home from France,
  • While attending George Washington, she won a twelve month editorial position with Vogue Magazine, she spent six months working in New York and the other six months working in Paris. After returning from her college graduation trip in Europe, Jackie changed her mind about the editorship due to the fact that she was afraid that she was getting to old to be single and wanted to find someone to settle down with.
  • In 1951, she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in French Literature.

Contributions during John F. Kennedy’s Presidency:

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Jackie was a huge supporter of the arts and art education being accessible to the public
  • White House Restoration Project:
  • White House Historical Association which helped to educate the public and raise funds for the White House holdings.
  • Jackie also wrote the foreword for the association’s first edition of The White House: A Historical Guide in 1962.
  • In order to effectively and safely catalog the entire holdings on the mansion, Jackie decided to hire a live-in curator from the Smithsonian Institution, which later became a permanent position.