(35) Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis


Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis



Death date



John F. Kennedy

Dates of service


Relationship to president


Other Marriages 

Second marriage to Aristotle Onassis



JFK Library and Museum: Life of Jacqueline B. Kennedy

National First Ladies Library Biography of Jackie Kennedy 

The White House: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy

Papers/letters collections

JFK Library: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Personal Papers

Historical sites

The Homes of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Gravesite

Fascinating details

  • Although remaining aloof, Jackie Kennedy’s glamor and confidence piqued the nation’s interest, television aiding in elevating Jackie to celebrity status. 
  • She often missed social events to take care of her children.
  • Although she did not often comment on important issues, Jackie’s capability of doing so represented a new model of womanhood, one that allowed women to be both beautiful and intelligent.
  • Contributed to the expansion of the arts in the United States.
  • Oversaw the restoration of the White House to include restoring the White House’s original furnishings and opening a nursery school in the White House for her children and some children of the administration staff.
  • Listed as one of Gallup’s Most Admired Men and Women in years 1962-1966.
  • Five years after the death of President Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy generated controversy by marrying Aristotle Onassis, one of the richest businessmen in the world.