Jackie Kennedy


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Summary of Jackie Kennedy - First Lady of America
Our summary and fast facts about Jackie Kennedy provides an interesting and easy way to learn about the life of the First Lady of President John F Kennedy. Jackie Kennedy was the elegant, cultured and sophisticated wife of JFK
who was well known for her fashion sense, dignity and poise. Her amazing life was marred with the tragedy of her husband's assassination and her iconic image in her blood-stained pink suit will forever remain in our memories of this extraordinary First Lady.

Facts about Jacqueline Kennedy - First Lady, "Jackie"
Jackie Kennedy undertook the role of First Lady to John F Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States who served in office from January 20,1961 to November 22, 1963. What was the life of Jackie Kennedy like? The Facts about Jackie Kennedy covers important information, dates and interesting facts about her birth, her early life, her family, her personality with a biography and the accomplishments of Jackie Kennedy as the First Lady of the United States of America.

Facts about Jackie Kennedy: Fact Sheet of Jackie Kennedy
Facts and Info: This fast fact sheet provides important information about Jackie Kennedy, First Lady of the United States of America.

Jackie Kennedy Fact Sheet - The First Lady of President John F Kennedy
Relationship to President John F Kennedy: Wife
Date Jackie Kennedy entered White House as First Lady: January 20, 1961
Term of Presidency: 1961-1963
When and where was Jackie Kennedy born?  

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 She was born on July 28, 1929 in Southampton, New York. She was named Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.
What was the name of her father and mother?
 The name of her parents: John Vernou “Jack” Bouvier III & Janet Norton Lee Bouvier. She was well educated and received a Bachelor of Arts degree at George Washington University in 1951
What was her relationship to President John F Kennedy?
 She was his wife
When did she marry?
 She married John Fitzgerald Kennedy on September 12, 1953 and was widowed in 1963. The second marriage of Jackie Kennedy was to Aristotle Socrates Onassis on October 20, 1968, she was widowed in 1975
What are the names of her children?
 Her first daughter, Arabella, was stillborn in 1956. The names of her surviving children were , Caroline Bouvier (1957 – present), John Fitzgerald, Jr. (1960 – 1999), Patrick Bouvier (1963)
When and where did Jackie Kennedy die?
 Jackie Kennedy died on May 19, 1994 in New York, NY
Jackie Kennedy Fact Sheet - The First Lady of President John F Kennedy

Facts about Jackie Kennedy: Fast Overview of Events in the White House
Facts and Info: Jackie Kennedy assumed the position of First Lady to President John F Kennedy. She witnessed the important events of his presidency that included
the Bay of Pigs incident and the Cuban Missile Crisis. JFK was assassinated and died on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.

Personality and Character: Jackie Kennedy Quotes
Facts and Info: An insight into the personal views, character and personality of this First Lady may be obtained from the following Jackie Kennedy quotes:

"The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse. Would you notify the telephone operators and everyone else that I’m to be known simply as Mrs. Kennedy, and not as First Lady." Jackie Kennedy Quote

"So many people hit the White House with their Dictaphone running...I never even kept a journal. I thought, ‘I want to live my life, not record it." Jackie Kennedy Quote

"...I think my biggest achievement is that, after going through a rather difficult time, I consider myself comparatively sane..."

"Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then, suddenly, to be living alone as the President's widow? There's something so final about it." Jackie Kennedy Quote

Facts about Jackie Kennedy: Her Nickname or Pet Name
Facts and Info: The First Lady, Jackie Kennedy, was known by the pet name
Jackie, her full name was Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.

Facts about Jackie Kennedy: First Events
Facts and Info:
Jackie Kennedy was one of the four first ladies to lose their husbands in presidential assassinations. The other first ladies were Mary Lincoln, Lucretia Garfield and Ida McKinley. Jackie Kennedy was the 1st First Lady to have a press secretary. She reached 56 million Americans who watched her TV broadcast on February 14, 1962, giving a behind-the-scenes tour of the recently refurbished White House.

Facts about the Causes and Accomplishments of Jackie Kennedy
Facts and Info: First Ladies are not elected so have no official role. Their accomplishments are therefore based on their own particular wishes that ranged from political interests, humanitarian and charitable causes or duties relating to their family or social responsibilities. The causes and accomplishments of Jackie Kennedy were demonstrated in her support of the arts and promoted historic preservation of the White House helping to create the White House Historical Association.

Facts about Jackie Kennedy: The Early Life of Jackie Kennedy
Facts and Info: Jackie Kennedy
was born on July 28, 1929 in Southampton, New York.. Her parents were John Vernou “Jack” Bouvier III & Janet Norton Lee Bouvier. Her wealthy father was a stock broker. Her parents separated when she was 8 years old and her mother married to Hugh Auchincloss. They raised Jackie in Washington, D.C. Jackie was extremely well educated attending private schools and Vassar College where she studied art history. Jackie also studied in Europe at the Sorbonne in Paris. She finished her education at the George Washington University and was fluent in both French and Spanish. In 1952 Jackie worked as a photographer and journalist for the Washington Times Herald. One of the important people she interviewed was Senator John F. Kennedy. Their meeting led to their marriage on September 12, 1953. The wedding in Newport, Rhode Island was a huge social event and the evening reception hosted nearly 2000 guests. The Catholic wedding ceremony was conducted by a cardinal and blessings were sent by the Pope. The couple had 4 children but only Caroline and John Junior survived infancy. John Kennedy was elected president in 1960, just weeks before Jacqueline gave birth to a son, John F. Kennedy, Jr.

Facts about Jackie Kennedy: Life at the White House
Facts and Info: John Kennedy was elected President of the United States and Jackie Kennedy assumed the role as First Lady on
January 20, 1961. The young, highly attractive, couple became instant celebrities. Jackie was 31 years old and her husband was 43 years old and the youth and energy gave hope for the future for the nation and the world. Jackie was subject to great interest to the people and the press. Jackie Kennedy supported her husband in all social events but made it clear that she did not have her own political agenda. As First Lady she became determined to restore the White House to its original elegance. Jackie Kennedy established the White House Historical Association. After extensive refurbishing of the White House, Jackie Kennedy led a nationally televised tour of the White House in February 1962. She was admired for her intelligence, eloquence and her elegant fashion sense. She was dressed by the greatest fashion designers of the day including Coco Chanel. Jackie's social secretary was Letitia Baldrige, who had political 'know-how' and was fully conversant on matters of etiquette. The most famous people in the world were entertained at the White House. Women copied her hairstyle and her clothes. Jackie Kennedy had become worthy of her title of First Lady by her elegant style and by demonstrating her deep sense of obligation to her country and her family. It was Jackie Kennedy who had first used the word Camelot to the ambitious aspirations of the President - the title conveyed the hopes and dreams of the nation, but Camelot was about to meet a tragic end...

Facts about Jackie Kennedy: The Assassination of JFK
Facts and Info: On November 22, 1963, Jackie Kennedy sat beside President John Kennedy as part of a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. Gunshots rang out as the famous couple passed the cheering crowds. Her husband slumped next to her, his blood staining her pink suit. The life of President John Kennedy had been ended by the bullets of an assassin. Just 99 minutes later Jackie Kennedy was standing beside Lyndon B. Johnson as he took the oath of office. She was still wearing the blood-stained pink suit. Her great dignity and courage was admired by everyone. Jackie Kennedy helped to plan the funeral of her husband. Her attendance at his funeral, together with her young children, was a heart wrenching scene
and the nation mourned the loss of its young leader.

The Iconic Image of Jackie Kennedy: The Pink Suit
Facts and Info:
The iconic image of Jackie Kennedy is the pink suit she wore when her husband was assassinated. Jackie had worn the pink suit before and it was a Coco Chanel style of design, although it was a apparently a replica made in 1961 by Chez Ninon, a New York couture house. The boucle pink suit worn by Jackie Kennedy is stored in a secure, climate-controlled area of the National Archives Building in College Park, Maryland.

Facts about Jackie Kennedy: Her Life after the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
Facts and Info: After the assassination of JFK
Jackie Kennedy moved to an apartment in New York City. She married the Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Socrates Onassis on October 20, 1968. Onassis died at age 69, on 15 March 1975. Her companion in the last years of her life was Maurice Tempelsman, a Belgian-born diamond dealer. She was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1994. Jackie Died she died in her New York City apartment on May 19, 1994. She was buried in Arlington National Cemetery beside John F. Kennedy and the two children who had predeceased them.


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