Caroline Kennedy

Political Relative / Writer
Date Of Birth:
27 November 1957
Place Of Birth:
New York City, New York
Best Known As:
The oldest child of John and Jackie Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy is the daughter of president John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline. Caroline was three years old when her father became president, and the White House antics of Caroline and her younger brother John Jr. were popular with the press and public alike. (President Kennedy was killed in office in 1963, just a few days before Caroline's sixth birthday.) Caroline earned her undergraduate degree in 1979 from Radcliffe College (now part of Harvard) and later studied law at Columbia University, graduating in 1988. She married the designer and businessman Edwin Schlossberg in 1986. They have three children: Rose (b. 1988), Tatiana (b. 1990) and John (b. 1993). Caroline Schlossberg is the author of books including The Right to Privacy (with Ellen Alderman, 1995), The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (2001), and the anthologies A Family of Poems (2005) and A Family Christmas (2007). She is also a friend of Barack Obama; her January 2008 endorsement of him was considered a crucial moment in his successful campaign for president. Obama nominated her to be Ambassador to Japan in July of 2013; she was confirmed by the Senate on October 16th of that year and took up her post in Tokyo on November 13, 2013.

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Singer Neil Diamond announced in 2007 that his 1969 hit “Sweet Caroline” was inspired by a photo of Caroline Kennedy as a child… Her name is sometimes confused with that of her late sister-in-law Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.

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