Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis - Hand Written Letter Signed Autograph Signature
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Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis - Hand Written Letter Signed Autograph Signature:
JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASIS
Hand written LetterA most charming and sweet hand written, signed Letter, by Jacqueline Kennedy, on her personal, engraved stationary - in excellent condition. The content of this letter is quite interesting and amusing. Look closely at the photo and you can read its contents. Jacqueline Kennedy's rare autograph is one of the most coveted of American celebrities. Unlike many of her predecessors, Jacqueline almost never replied to autograph requests sent through the mail and almost always refused to sign autographs in person. As a result, truly authentic material with her autograph is scarce. Starting price for this rare item is amazingly low!
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January 20, 1961– November 22, 1963 Preceded by Mamie Eisenhower Succeeded by Lady Bird Johnson Personal details Born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
July 28, 1929
Southampton, New York
Died May 19, 1994 (aged64)
Manhattan, New York City Nationality American Political party Democratic Spouse(s) John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1953–1963, his death)
Aristotle Socrates Onassis (1968–1975, his death) Children A child (miscarriage in 1955)
Arabella Kennedy (1956; stillborn)
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (b. 1957)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. (1960–1999)
Patrick Bouvier Kennedy (August 7, 1963 – August 9, 1963) Alma mater Vassar College– attended
The George Washington University (Bachelor of Arts) Occupation First Lady of the United States
Book editor at Viking Press (1975–1977)
Book editor at Doubleday (1978–1994) Religion Roman Catholic Signature
Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (pronounced /ˌˈdʒækliːn ˈliː ˈbuːvieɪ ˈkɛnɨdi oʊˈnæsɨs/; 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 during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Five years later she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis; they remained married until his death in 1975. For the final two decades of her life, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had a career as a book editor. She is remembered for her contributions to the arts and preservation of historic architecture, her style, elegance, and grace. She was a fashion icon; her famous pink Chanel suit has become a symbol of her husband's assassination and one of the lasting images of the 1960s.Contents
- 1 Childhood
- 2 Education and young adulthood
- 3 Kennedy marriage and family
- 4 First Lady of the United States
- 4.1 Campaign for Presidency
- 4.2 As First Lady
- 4.3 Social success
- 4.4 White House restoration
- 4.5 Foreign trips
- 4.6 Death of younger son
- 5 Assassination and funeral of John F. Kennedy
- 5.1 Life following the JFK assassination
- 6 Onassis marriage
- 7 Later years
- 8 Death and funeral
- 9 Fashion icon
- 10 Honors and memorials
- 11 Cultural depictions
- 12 See also
- 13 References
- 14 Bibliography
- 15 External links
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born in Southampton, New York, to Wall Street stockbroker John Vernou "Black Jack" Bouvier III (1891-1957) and Janet Norton Lee (1907-1989). Jackie's younger sister Lee Radziwill was born in 1933. The Bouviers divorced in 1940. Janet later married Standard Oil heir Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Jr. in 1942 and had two more children: Janet Jennings Auchincloss and James Lee Auchincloss.Jacqueline Bouvier in 1935
Her mother had Irish ancestry and her father's ancestry included French, Scottish, and English. Her maternal great-grandfather emigrated from Cork, Ireland, and later became the Superintendent of the New York City Public Schools. Michel Bouvier, Jacqueline's patrilineal great-great-grandfather, was born in France and was a contemporary of Joseph Bonaparte and Stephen Girard. He was a Philadelphia-based cabinetmaker, carpenter, merchant, and real estate speculator. Michel's wife, Louise Vernou, was the daughter of John Vernou, a French émigré Tobacconist, and Elizabeth Clifford Lindsay, an American-born woman. Jackie's grandfather, John Vernou Bouvier Jr., fabricated a more noble ancestry for his family in his vanity family history book, Our Forebears. Recent scholarship and the research done by Jackie's cousin John H. Davis in his book, The Bouviers: Portrait of an American Family, have disproved most of these fantasy lineages.
Bouvier spent her early years in New York City and East Hampton, New York, at the Bouvier family estate, "Lasata". Following their parents' divorce, the Bouvier sisters divided their time between their mother's homes in McLean, Virginia and Newport, Rhode Island, and their father's homes in New York City at 125 East 74th Street and Long Island. Bouvier attended the Chapin School in New York City.
At a very early age, she became an enthusiastic equestrienne, and horse-riding remained a lifelong passion.Education and young adulthood
Bouvier attended the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland, from 1942 to 1944, and Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut, from 1944 to 1947.Jack and Jackie Kennedy on their wedding day, surrounded by relatives
When she made her society debut in 1947, Hearst columnist Igor Cassini dubbed her "debutante of the year."
Beginning in 1947, Bouvier spent her first two years of college at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and then spent her junior year (1949–1950) in France– at the University of Grenoble in Grenoble, and at the Sorbonne in Paris– in a study-abroad program through Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Upon returning home to the U.S., she transferred to The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.; she graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French literature. Bouvier's college graduation coincided with her sister's high school graduation, and the two spent the summer of 1951 on a trip through Europe. This trip was the subject of Jacqueline's only autobiographical book, One Special Summer,– co-authored with her sister; it is also the only one of Jacqueline's publications to feature her drawings.
Following her graduation, Bouvier was hired as "Inquiring Photographer" for The Washington Times-Herald. The position required her to pose witty questions to individuals chosen at random on the street and take their pictures to be published in the newspaper alongside selected quotations from their responses. During this time, she was engaged to a young stockbroker, John G. W. Husted, Jr., for three months. Bouvier later took continuing education classes in American History at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.Kennedy marriage and family Jacqueline Kennedy at Hammersmith Farm in Newport, Rhode Island on her wedding day, September 12, 1953
Jacqueline Bouvier and then-U.S. Representative John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy belonged to the same social circle and often attended the same functions. They were formally introduced by a mutual friend, journalist Charles L. Bartlett, at a dinner party in May 1952. Kennedy was then busy running for the US Senate but after his election in November, the relationship grew more serious and led to their engagement, officially announced on June 25, 1953.
They were married on September 12, 1953, at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island, in a Mass celebrated by Boston's Archbishop Richard Cushing. The wedding was considered the social event of the season with an estimated 700 guests at the ceremony and 1,200 at the reception that followed at Hammersmith Farm.
The wedding cake was created by Plourde's Bakery in Fall River, Massachusetts. The wedding dress, now housed in the Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, and the dresses of her attendants were created by designer Ann Lowe of New York City.
The newlyweds honeymooned at the San Ysidro Ranch in California, before settling in their new home, Hickory Hill in McLean, Virginia. Behind the glamour, however, the couple faced several personal setbacks. Jack had some serious health issues then unknown to the public: he suffered from Addison's Disease and from chronic and at times debilitating back pain due to a war injury. During the fall and winter of 1954, he underwent two delicate spinal operations which almost proved fatal. Additionally, Jackie suffered a miscarriage in 1955 and gave birth to a stillborn daughter whom they planned to name Arabella in 1956.
The couple sold their Hickory Hill estate to Jack's brother Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy, his wife Ethel Skakel, and their growing family, and bought a townhouse on N Street in Georgetown. Jackie subsequently gave birth to a second daughter, Caroline Bouvier, in 1957, and a son, John F. Kennedy Jr., in 1960, both via Caesarian section. A second son, Patrick, was born prematurely in an emergency caesarean section on August 7, 1963, and died two days later.