Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

By: C. Blanton

Early Life

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born on July 29, 1929 in Southampton, N.Y . She had many interest as a child, like horseback riding , reading , writing , and painting. When she was 8, her parents separated. Then, her mother remarried when she was 13. She attended the Sorbonne Private School in Paris. Also, she graduated from the George Washington University in 1951. She entered a writing contest for Vogue Magazine and won 1st place but she declined the prize and became a reporter-photographer.


Jacqueline signed up for a writing contest for Vogue Magazine and beat out 1,000 other people and won. But, she declined and became a reporter-photographer. She married John F. Kennedy when he was a congressman from Massachusetts and became the first lady. After he was assassinated, she got remarried to Aristole Onassis and became a book editor in New York.


She had many challenges in her marriage and life. John had to get spinal surgery, and Jacqueline had a miscarriage and delivered a premature baby that died 4 days later.–Jacqueline Kennedy died on May 19, 1994 from non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in her New York apartment. She was buried next to her husband and her two children. After her death, her son, John F. Kennedy Jr , was killed in a plane accident in July, 1999.


–She restored the White’s House original elegance and protected its holdings. She was the most popular, and youngest first lady in 80 years. She was remembered for her fashion, and beauty. Jacqueline won wide praise for her fashion sense , and her beauty. She made the White House Historical Association and educated the public and raised funds. She also cataloged the first magazine for the White House.


  • "Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis." Britannica School.Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., 2016. Web. 17 May. 2016.
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Fun Facts

  • She met John F. Kennedy at a dinner party in Washington D.C.
  • She was one of the most popular, and youngest first lady in 80 years.