Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy (1929–1994)

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was considered by many people to be one of the most popular first ladies of the 20th century. Wife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, and Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was very devoted to her family. She raised two children, Caroline Bouvier, born in 1957, and John, Jr., born just after his father was elected in 1960. Kennedy Onassis had two additional children, a daughter who was stillborn, and a second son, Patrick Bouvier, who was born prematurely on August 7, 1963, and died 2 days later. She was known as a protective mother, shielding her children from media scrutiny whenever possible.

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