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Jacqueline Lee Onassis (Bouvier)

Greek: Ζακελίν Λη Ωνάση (Μπουβιέ)
Also Known As: "Jackie Kennedy", "Jackie Onassis", "Jacqueline Kennedy", "Jackie"
Birthplace: East Hampton, Suffolk County, NY, United States
Death: May 19, 1994 (64)
Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Vernou Bouvier, III and Janet Norton Bouvier
Wife of John Kennedy; John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the USA and Aristotle Socrates Onassis
Mother of Caroline Kennedy; Private; Arabella Kennedy; John F. Kennedy, Jr.; Patrick Bouvier Kennedy and 1 other
Sister of Lee Radziwill
Half sister of Janet Jennings Rutherfurd and Private

Occupation: Inquiring Photographer, First lady of the United States, Book Editor, First Lady
Managed by: Private User
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About Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, 32nd First Lady of the United States

Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis (née Bouvier; July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994) was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.

Bouvier was the elder daughter of Wall Street stockbroker John Vernou Bouvier III and socialite Janet Lee Bouvier. In 1951, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French literature from George Washington University and went on to work for the Washington Times-Herald as an inquiring photographer.

In 1952, Bouvier met Congressman John F. Kennedy at a dinner party. In November of that year, he was elected as a United States Senator from Massachusetts, and the couple married in 1953. They had four children, two of whom died in infancy. As First Lady, she was known for her highly publicized restoration of the White House and her emphasis on arts and culture. On November 22, 1963, she was riding with the President in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, when he was assassinated. After his funeral, she and her children withdrew from public view. She married Aristotle Onassis, one of the world's richest and most famous men, in 1968.

Following her second husband's death in 1975, she had a career as a book editor for the final two decades of her life. She is remembered for her lifelong contributions to the arts and preservation of historic architecture, as well as for her style, elegance, and grace. She was a fashion icon, and her famous ensemble of pink Chanel suit and matching pillbox hat has become a symbol of her husband's assassination. She ranks as one of the most popular First Ladies and was named in 1999 on Gallup's list of Most Admired Men and Women in 20th-century America.

Married in St. Mary's Church, Newport, R.I. The reception was held at the Hammersmith Farm in a Victorian house. Wedding night at Waldorf- Astoria, N.Y.C., N.Y., and then honeymooned in Acapulco, Mexico, in a pink stone villa on the Pacific Ocean, lent to them by the President of Mexico.

N.B. Her sister, Lee Radziwill was born Caroline Lee Bouvier.

Jackie Onassis' ancestor John van Salee De Grasse was the first black American formally educated as a doctor. Her father was nicknamed "Black Jack" Bouvier because of his dark complexion.

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, 32nd First Lady of the United States's Timeline

July 28, 1929
East Hampton, Suffolk County, NY, United States
Manhattan, New York, New York
August 23, 1956
Newport Hospital Emergency Department, 20 Powel Avenue, Newport, Newport County, RI, 02840, United States
November 27, 1957
New York City, New York, United States
November 25, 1960
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
August 7, 1963
Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
May 19, 1994
Age 64
Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States