; 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.
As First Lady, she aided her husband's administration with her presence in social events and with her highly publicized restoration of the White House.
On November 22, 1963, she was riding with him in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, when he was assassinated.
She and her children withdrew from public view after his funeral, and she married Aristotle Onassis in 1968.
Following her second husband's death in 1975, she had a career as a book editor for the final two decades of her life.
She is remembered for her contributions to the arts and preservation of historic architecture, as well as for her style, elegance, and grace.
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born on July 28, 1929, at Southampton Hospital in Southampton, New York, to Wall Street stockbroker John Vernou "Black Jack" Bouvier III (1891–1957) and socialite Janet Norton Lee (1907–1989).Biographer Tina Flaherty attributes her father's praise to fueling Bouvier's confidence in herself, and her sister Lee has stated that she would not have gained her "independence and individuality" had it not been for the relationship she had with their father and paternal grandfather.Bouvier gained three step-siblings from Auchincloss' two previous marriages, Hugh "Yusha" Auchincloss III, Thomas Gore Auchincloss, and Nina Gore Auchincloss; she formed the closest bond with Yusha, who became one of her most trusted confidants.The marriage later produced two more children, Janet Jennings Auchincloss (1945–1985) and James Lee Auchincloss (born 1947).After the remarriage, the Bouvier sisters' primary residence was Auchincloss' Merrywood estate in Mc Lean, Virginia, but they also spent time at his other estate, Hammersmith Farm in Newport, Rhode Island, and in their father's homes in New York City and Long Island.While Bouvier adjusted to her mother's remarriage, she sometimes felt like an outsider in the WASP social circle of the Auchinclosses, attributing the feeling to her being Catholic as well as being a child of divorce, which was not common in that social group at that time. in the fall of 1951, Bouvier changed her mind about the Vogue editorship and quit after only one day of work.