Onassis, Jacqueline Bouvier

Onassis, Jacqueline Bouvier

(bo͞o`vē-ā', bo͞ovyā`), 1929–94, b. Southampton, N.Y. Of a socially prominent family, she worked (1951–53) as a journalist and photographer before marrying (1953) John F. KennedyKennedy, John Fitzgerald,
1917–63, 35th President of the United States (1961–63), b. Brookline, Mass.; son of Joseph P. Kennedy. Early Life

While an undergraduate at Harvard (1936–40) he served briefly in London as secretary to his father, who was
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. As first lady (1961–63), Jacqueline Kennedy planned and conducted the restoration of the White House and had Congress declare the White House a national museum. After the assassination of President Kennedy, she returned to private life and later married (1968) the Greek shipping magnate Aristotle OnassisOnassis, Aristotle Socrates
, 1906?–75, Greek shipowner and financier, b. Turkey. Leaving Turkey after the Turkish defeat of Greek forces at Smyrna (1922), he revived the family tobacco business in Argentina. In 1925 he received Argentinean and Greek citizenship.
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, who died in 1975. From 1978 until her death she was an editor at Doubleday.

Bibliography

See Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, interviews with A. M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964 (2011); biographies by D. Heymann (1989) and D. Spoto (2000); M. B. Gallagher, My Life with Jacqueline Kennedy (1969); M. V. Thayer, Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years (1971).

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