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Onassis, Jacqueline Bouvier

Onassis, Jacqueline Bouvier bo͞o´vē-ā˝, bo͞ovyā´ [key], 1929–94, b. Southampton, N.Y. Of a socially prominent family, she worked (1951–53) as a journalist and photographer before marrying (1953) John F. Kennedy . As first lady (1961–63), Jacqueline Kennedy planned and conducted the restoration of the White House and had Congress declare the White House a national museum. After the assassination of President Kennedy, she returned to private life and later married (1968) the Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis , who died in 1975. From 1978 until her death she was an editor at Doubleday.

See Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, interviews with A. M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964 (2011); biographies by D. Heymann (1989) and D. Spoto (2000); M. B. Gallagher, My Life with Jacqueline Kennedy (1969); M. V. Thayer, Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years (1971).

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