Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis was an American book editor and socialite who was First Lady of the United States during the presidency of her husband, John F. Kennedy, from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.

John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.

The First Lady of the United States, is an unofficial title and position traditionally held by the wife of the President of the United States, concurrent with the president's term of office.

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Bouvier was born in Southampton, New York to Wall Street stockbroker John Vernou Bouvier III and his wife, Janet Lee Bouvier, in 1929.

Wall Street is a 0.7-mile-long street running eight blocks, roughly northwest to southeast, from Broadway to South Street on the East River in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City.

Southampton, officially the Town of Southampton, is a town located in southeastern Suffolk County, New York, partly on the South Fork of Long Island.

Childhood Home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in McLean, Virginia by Sotheby's International Realty


In 1951, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in French literature from George Washington University and went on to work for the Washington Times-Herald as an inquiring photographer.

The Washington Times-Herald was an American daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. It was created by Eleanor "Cissy" Patterson of the Medill–McCormick–Patterson family when she bought The Washington Times and The Washington Herald from the syndicate newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, and merged them.

The George Washington University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Charted by an act of the United States Congress in 1821, GW was founded on the basis of the wishes of George Washington, 1st President of the United States, for a national university within the nation's capital.

A Bachelor of Arts is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both.


In 1952, Bouvier met then-Congressman John F. Kennedy at a dinner party in Washington.


Following his election to the Senate in 1952, the couple married on September 12, 1953 in Newport, Rhode Island.

Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States.


They had four children, two of whom died in infancy.


Following her husband's election to the presidency in 1960, Jacqueline Kennedy was known for her highly-publicized restoration of the White House and emphasis on arts and culture, as well as for her style, elegance, and grace.


Only 31 years old when her husband was inaugurated, she was the youngest First Lady since Frances Cleveland.


She was also the first Catholic to serve as First Lady.

Catholicism is a term which in its broadest sense refers to the beliefs and practices of Christian denominations that describe themselves as catholic.


On November 22, 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy was riding with the President in an open-air motorcade in Dallas, Texas when he was assassinated.

Dallas is a major city in the state of Texas and is the largest urban center of the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States.


Following his funeral, she and her children largely withdrew from public view.


In 1968, she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

Aristotle Socrates Onassis, commonly called Ari or Aristo Onassis, was a Greek shipping magnate who amassed the world's largest privately owned shipping fleet and was one of the world's richest and most famous men.


Following Aristotle Onassis's death in 1975, she had a career as a publishing editor in New York City.


She died on May 19, 1994 of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, aged 64.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a group of blood cancers that includes all types of lymphoma except Hodgkin's lymphomas.


During her lifetime, Jacqueline Kennedy was regarded as an international fashion icon.


Her famous ensemble of a pink Chanel suit and matching pillbox hat has become a symbol of her husband's assassination.

A pillbox hat is a small hat, usually worn by women, with a flat crown, straight, upright sides, and no brim.


Even after her death, she ranks as one of the most popular and recognizable First Ladies and was listed as one of Gallup's Most-Admired Men and Women of the 20th century in 1999.

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