Jacqueline Kennedy: A Renowned Lady Loved By Many

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Jacqueline Kennedy: A Renowned Lady Loved By Many

Odalys Pena, Writer

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Born and raised in Southampton, New York on July 28, 1929, both Jacqueline Lee Bouvier’s mother and father truly admired her.  John and Janet Bouvier, her parents, came from successful backgrounds; John, a wealthy stockbroker from Wall Street and Janet Bouvier, a proficient equestrian.

During her childhood, Jacqueline enjoyed spending her time horseback riding and reading classic children’s books. At age 10, her parents divorced causing her to remain quiet and private. She distracted herself by taking ballet lessons and learning French language.

After finishing her education, Jacqueline pursued a career as a photographer for the Washington Times-Herald newspaper. She covered many historical events that included Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation and the inauguration Dwight D. Eisenhower. While performing many different photo shoots around the world, Jacqueline met her future husband, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

The pair married on September 12, 1953 in Newport, Rhode Island, and four years later, their first child, Caroline came into their lives. In that same year, John published a book called Profiles in Courage, a story about different United States’ senators who fought for their beliefs.

On January 20, 1961, Jacqueline assumed the position as First Lady of the United States when her husband held the office as the 35th president. For the entire time that she lived in the White House, she diligently worked to maintain her new role. She made new additions to America’s most famous residence and showed Americans around the country the White House through a CBS televised tour.

Two years later in 1963, tragedy struck her life. After giving birth to her third child named Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, he suffered from a lung illness and died two days later.

On November 22, 1963, she suffered another tragedy. While in Dallas with her husband campaigning, an assassin fired at their vehicle that they rode in, and unfortunately, her husband President John Kennedy died from his wounds.

During her life’s final years, Jacqueline worked as a senior editor at a New York City publishing company. Now she rests in the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C next to her husband.

Jacqueline Kennedy–truly a renowned lady loved by many!

 

 

 

 

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