Jean Kennedy Smith

Jean Kennedy Smith

Born:

  • 20 February 1928
  • Boston, Massachusetts

Spouse:

  • Stephen Edward Smith (1956-1990)

Parents:

  • Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
  • Rose F. Kennedy

Education:

  • Manhattanville College

Political Background

  • 25th United States Ambassador to Ireland, 17 June 1993 – 17 September 1998

Children:

  • Stephen Edward Smith Jr.
  • William Kennedy Smith
  • Amanda Mary Smith
  • Kym Maria Smith

Contributions:

  • Founded the Very Special Arts (VSA), which is an internationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to creating a society where those with disabilities can engage in the arts.
  • In 2011, Jean was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama for her work in the VSA