Jacqueline (Jackie) Lee Bouvier was born on July 28, 1929 in Southampton, New York. She received her primary education at the best private schools and was dubbed “Debutante of the Year” in 1948. Jackie began her college education at Vassar, finally graduating from George Washington University in 1952.
After graduation, Jackie took a job as a photographer for a Washington, D.C. newspaper. Soon after, she met Senator John F. Kennedy. The couple were married in 1953. Their daughter Caroline was born in 1957 and John Jr., in 1960.
The inauguration of John F. Kennedy in 1961 brought to the White House a beautiful young wife and the first young children in half a century. Jackie’s courage after President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas in 1963 won her the world’s admiration.
In 1968, Jackie married Greek shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis. Onassis died in 1975, and from 1978 until her death in 1994, Jackie worked as an editor for Doubleday in New York City.
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As We Remember Her: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the Words of Her Family and Friends
by Carl Sferrazza Anthony
A touching tribute to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, with rarely seen photos and the never-before-told stories from those closest to her.
All Too Human: The Love Story of Jack and Jackie Kennedy
by Edward Klein
This portrait of the Kennedy marriage offers insight into Jack and Jackie's true feelings for one another, Joseph Kennedy's role in the match, their alleged extramarital affairs, and the impact of the presidency on their relationship.
What Jackie Taught Us: Lessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
by Tina Santi Flaherty
In this book author Tina Santi Flaherty, described by Business Week as one of America's top corporate women, contends that Jackie was never given credit for her leadership abilities. Areas she believes Jackie taught by example include dealing with men, motherhood, courage and discipline.
Jackie O: In a Class of Her Own (1998)
by Stephen B. Oates
Oates draws on new archival material to tell the story of Clara Barton's Civil War experiences as a nurse and the extraordinary lengths she went to care for the sick and wounded under hellish conditions.
Jackie - Behind the Myth (1999)
This program reveals an intelligent, insightful woman whose courage and commitment captured the heart of America.
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Bio on the White House Web Site
Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years
Exhibit at the Field Museum
JFK and Jackie's personal and official campaign photographer