Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (Jackie Kennedy) was born on July 28, 1929 in Southampton, New York. Jackie attended boarding school and Vassar. She spent her junior year of college studying at the Sorbonne in Paris. After the Sorbonne, she returned to the US and enrolled in George Washington University. She graduated in1951 and begin working for the CIA. She also worked at a Washington newspaper as a photographer.
Jackie met U.S. Senator John F Kennedy during an assignments and they were married on September 12, 1953. Jackie had a stillborn daughter and then Caroline was born. He first son John Kennedy Jr. was born on November 25, 1960. In 1961 John Kennedy (husband) became the 35th President of the United States.
Jackie's role was saving the historical landmarks around Washington and being a mother. In 1963 she lost another child. To help with her grief, Jackie went with her husband on an unscheduled trip to Dallas. She was sitting next to him in the open-air limousine on November 22, 1963 when he was assassinated.
In 1968 her brother in law Robert F. Kennedy was also assassinated. The murders of her husband and brother in law plus the death of two of her children proved to be too much for Jackie and she moved to Greece. Jackie married Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. When he died in the mid-1970s. Jackie moved back to New York and started a career as a book editor. Her last 20 years were dedicated to her children and grandchildren. She died on May 19, 1994 of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Jackie was the first lady of the USA from 1960 until 1963. She won an Emmy award for her 1962 televised tour of the White House and was posthumously award the Living Legacy Award by the Women's International Center.