Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy (Jackie)

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:

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

Education:

  • Vassar College (1947-1949) wrote for the university newspaper
  • 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.
  • In 1951, graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in French Literature.

Contributions during John F. Kennedy’s Presidency:

  • Jackie was a huge supporter of the arts and art education being accessible to the public
  • Envisioned and launched the White House Restoration Project
  • Established the White House Historical Association (WHHA) in 1961 which helped to educate the public and raise funds for the White House restoration and acquisition of historically important furnishings and art.
  • Jackie created the WHHA’s first edition The White House: A Historical Guide in 1962, which continues to be updated and published to this day.
  • Established a White House curator from the Smithsonian Institution, which later became a permanent position.