- NAME: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
- OCCUPATION: U.S. First Lady, Publisher
- BIRTH DATE: July 28, 1929
- DEATH DATE: May 19, 1994
- EDUCATION: Vassar College, Paris-Sorbonne University, George Washington University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Southampton, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York, New York
- Full Name: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
- Maiden Name: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
- AKA: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
- AKA: Jacqueline Kennedy
- AKA: Jackie Onassis
- AKA: Jackie Kennedy
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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, noted for her style and elegance, was the wife of President John F. Kennedy and a U.S. first lady. She later married Aristotle Onassis.
A wealthy, educated Catholic girl, Jacqueline Bouvier's beauty and likability suited his political aspirations and made her the perfect bride for John F. Kennedy. The couple married on September 12, 1953 in Newport, Rhoda Island.
A short biography of Jackie Kennedy who married JFK in 1953. She saw establishing the White House as a symbol of style and culture as her chief role as First Lady.
John F. Kennedy, Jr. was only three years old when his father, JFK, was assassinated. At the age of 38, he died after the plane he was piloting crashed near Martha's Vineyard.
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