Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Facts:
Known for: First Lady 1960-1963 (married to John F. Kennedy)
Occupation: photographer, editor
Also known as: Jackie Kennedy, nee Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Biography:
Wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. (Jack) Kennedy. During his Presidency, "Jackie Kennedy" became known mostly for her fashion sense and for her redecoration of the White House. After the assassination of her husband in Dallas on November 22, 1963, she was honored for her dignity in her time of grief.
She became the target of scandal sheets when she married wealthy Greek shipping magnate and financier Aristotle Onassis in 1968. After the death of Onassis in 1975, her image changed again, as she lived in New York as quietly as she could, taking a job as an editor with Doubleday.
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis died in New York in 1994, and was buried next to President Kennedy in Arlington National Cemetery.
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Museums, Historical Sites:
- Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Information - Monument of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial (includes information on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' role in planning the memorial)