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Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy (1929 - 2006)

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Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy
1929 - 2006
Born
July 28, 1929
Southampton, New York
Death
December 19, 2006
Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States
Other Names
Jackie, Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy Onassis
Summary
Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy of 1040 5th Ave - penthouse apartment, in New York, New York County, New York United States was born on July 28, 1929 in Southampton. Jacqueline was baptized in 1929 at St Ignatius Loyola Church 980 Park Ave, in New York. She was married to John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1953, and they were together until death separated them on November 22, 1963. She had children Arabella Kennedy, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, John F. Kennedy Jr., and Patrick Bouvier Kennedy. Jacqueline Kennedy died at age 77 years old on December 19, 2006 at Manhattan in New York City, and was buried on May 23, 1994 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.
Updated: January 22, 2023
Biography ID: 192651975

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Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy
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Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy
Full legal name
Jackie, Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy Onassis
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Name & aliases

1040 5th Ave - penthouse apartment, in New York, New York County, New York 10028, United States
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Last residence

July 28, 1929
Birthday
Southampton, New York
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Ethnicity & Family History

Jackie's father, John Vernou "Black Jack" Bouvier III had French, Scottish, and English ancestry. Her mother Janet Norton Lee was Irish.

Nationality & Locations

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Education

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Religion

1929
Baptism date
St Ignatius Loyola Church 980 Park Ave, in New York, New York County, New York 10028, United States
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Jacqueline was Catholic and baptized at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in 1929 and later confirmed. On May 23rd 1994 a private mass was held at this same church a few days after her passing.

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Personal Life

First Lady of the United States

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December 19, 2006
Death date
non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Cause of death
Manhattan in New York City, New York United States
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May 23, 1994
Funeral date
Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia United States
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Jacqueline Kennedy passed away at age 77 years old on December 19, 2006 at Manhattan in New York City, and was buried on May 23, 1994 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia. Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy of 1040 5th Ave - penthouse apartment, in New York, New York County, New York United States was born on July 28, 1929 in Southampton. Jacqueline was baptized in 1929 at St Ignatius Loyola Church 980 Park Ave, in New York. She was married to John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1953, and they were together until death separated them on November 22, 1963. Jacqueline Kennedy had children Arabella Kennedy, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, John F. Kennedy Jr., and Patrick Bouvier Kennedy.

Average Age & Life Expectancy

Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy lived 4 years longer than the average Bouvier family member when she died at the age of 77.
The average age of a Bouvier family member is 73.
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Memories: Stories & Photos

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Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy
This is a photo of Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy added by Amanda S. Stevenson on June 7, 2020.
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Jack and Jackie Kennedy Honeymoon
A photo of future President Jack Kennedy and future First Lady Jackie Kennedy on their honeymoon in Acapulco Mexico in 1953.
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I like stories about JFK and Jackie Kennedy.
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The Bouvier Ladies
A photo of (l to r) Lee (Bouvier) Radziwill, Janet (Lee) Bouvier, and Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy.
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Robert Francis Kennedy
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Robert Francis Kennedy
This is a photo of Robert Francis Kennedy added by Amanda S. Stevenson on June 7, 2020.
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Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy
This is a photo of Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy added by Amanda S. Stevenson on June 7, 2020.
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John F. Kennedy motorcade, Dallas
A photo of John F. Kennedy with Jackie Kennedy and the Connolly's in the Dallas motorcade.
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Bouvier-Kennedy wedding
A photo of the wedding of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Jacqueline (Bouvier) Kennedy
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Jackie Bouvier
A photo of Jackie Bouvier - looks like a senior photo for high school?
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Serge Obolensky and Jackie Kennedy
A photo of Serge Obolensky with Jacqueline Kennedy. Serge Obolensky was a Russian Prince
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Colonel Serge Obolensky and Jackie Kennedy
A photo of Colonel Serge Obolensky at El Morocco with Jackie Kennedy. Serge Obolensky was a Prince and was very popular.
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Jacqueline (Bouvier) Kennedy, 1954
A photo of Jacqueline (Bouvier) Kennedy with Celeste Holm in 1954.
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Rose Gasak
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04/11/2017
the other two women look beautiful
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Laney Asquith
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04/12/2017
So pretty....looks like princess Margaret and Merle Oberon with her?
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Jackie Kennedy
A photo of Jackie Kennedy - I think this is a debutante photo of her.
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President Johnson and Jackie Kennedy
A photo of Lyndon Baines Johnson being sworn in after the assassination of President Kennedy. Taken on Air Force One.
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Jackie Kennedy & Ari Onassis wedding
A photo of the wedding of Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis on October 20, 1968. Ari Onassis had previously dated Jackie's sister Lee and was reputedly hated by the Kennedy family. But it is said that Jackie was fearful for her children's lives and wanted the security that Ari could provide. Considerably older than Jackie, Ari died on March 15, 1975.
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Jackie & Jack Kennedy Wedding
A photo of Jack and Jackie Kennedy cutting their wedding cake.
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Jack and Jackie Kennedy Wedding
A photo of future President and First Lady Jack and Jackie Kennedy at their wedding.
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Jackie Bouvier, toddler
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Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy
A rare photo of Jackie Kennedy smoking. She thought it was improper for the public to see her smoking.
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Jackie Bouvier Kennedy
A photo of Jackie Kennedy (with Jack) in a pillbox hat. She made pillboxes very popular!
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Jackie Bouvier, photographer
This is a photo of Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy when she was a photographer for the Washington Times-Herald. She was the "Inquiring Camera Girl". She would stop people on the street, ask a "witty question", take a picture of the person, and the question and the photo would be published in the paper.
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Janet, Jackie, and "Black Jack" Bouvier
A photo of Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy with her parents Janet and "Black Jack" Bouvier.
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Bouvier sisters and children
A photo of Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy with her daughter, Caroline, and her sister Lee and son Anthony .
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Jackie Kennedy and Khrushchev
A photo of Jackie Kennedy with Nikita Khrushchev - even he smiled around her!
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Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy
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Jackie Bouvier
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Jackie Kennedy, White House portrait
A painting of Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy - her official White House portrait.
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Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy
A photo of Jackie Kennedy being seated at a dinner party.
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Jackie Bouvier
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Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy
A photo of Jackie Kennedy lighting the candles at a dinner party.
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Lee and Jackie Bouvier
A photo of Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy and Caroline Lee (Bouvier) Radziwill (known as "Lee" ). Jackie's baby sister was born in 1933.
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Senator Jack Kennedy and Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy
A photo of Jack Kennedy with Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy when he was a Senator.
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Janet and Jackie Bouvier
A photo of Janet Norton (Lee) Bouvier and Jackie Bouvier.
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Jack and Jackie Kennedy
A photo of President Jack Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy relaxing.
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Jackie and Janet (Lee) Bouvier
A photo of Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy with her mother, Janet (Lee) Bouvier.
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Jackie and Jack Kennedy, 1962
A photo of Jack and Jackie Kennedy at a White House ball, 1962.
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Jackie Kennedy, 1961
A photo of First Lady Jackie Kennedy at the White House in 1961. She's holding a silver pitcher, which was a gift to the White House.
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Jack and Jackie Kennedy, 1961
A photo of President Jack Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy at one of their inaugural balls.
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Jacqueline Bouvier, 1935
A photo of Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy in 1935 at age 6.
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Lee Bouvier and Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy
A photo of sisters Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy and Lee (Bouvier) Radziwill.
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Jackie & Lee Bouvier, Debutants
A photo of sisters Jackie and Lee Bouvier as debutantes. Jackie married Jack Kennedy, future President. Lee married (first) a Polish prince.
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Jackie & Lee Bouvier
A photo of future First Lady Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy with her sister Lee Bouvier in 1935.
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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis (July 28, 1929 - May 19, 1994) was the wife of United States President John F. Kennedy. Jacqueline was the First Lady of the United States from 1961 - 1963 when John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Jackie Kennedy later married the extremely successful businessman Aristotle Onassis. This hurt Jackie's public appearance, but she always remained a celebrity through her lifetime.


Photo by Irving Penn. Vogue, 1962.
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Kennedy wedding
A posed photo of Jackie Kennedy at her wedding to Jack - getting ready to throw the bouquet.
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Kennedy wedding
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Family Tree & Friends

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Married: September 12, 1953 - November 22, 1963
Cause of Separation: death
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1929 - 2006 World Events

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In 1929, in the year that Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy was born, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1942, at the age of only 13 years old, Jacqueline was alive when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1964, when she was 35 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1971, by the time she was 42 years old, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1995, when she was 66 years old, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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