|Title||Jackqueline Lee Bouvier (Kennedy) Onassis|
|Collection||First Lady Dolls|
Jacqueline "Jackie" Lee Bouvier Kennedy (1929-1994)
Wife of John F. Kennedy - served as First Lady from 1961-1963.
Jacqueline "Jackie" was five feet eight inches tall; had brown hair and brown eyes. At an early age, Jackie Bouvier wrote essays and poems which were sometimes published in local newspapers. In her school newspaper Salmagundi, she penned a cartoon series and won the graduating award for literature.
Jacqueline married John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1953. Jackie remarked at her wedding that she wished to write a novel, however, her marriage suspended her writing ambitions.
Jacqueline Kennedy became First Lady on January 29, 1961; she was 31 years old. She entered the role of First Lady declaring that her priorities were her children and maintaining her family's privacy. She started making plans to historically restore the public rooms of the White House. She also helped to create a White House Historical Association. Her legacy of fostering a national interest in historic preservation extended to her own "neighborhood." She was instrumental in reversing a federal plan to destroy the historic Lafayette Square across from the White House and helped to negotiate restoration of old building there.
Jacqueline Kennedy also sought to use the White House to "showcase" the arts. She was a prominent proponent for the establishment of the National Cultural Center in the nation's capital.
Jackie was America's dream girl, and the press wrote about her the way they do a glamorous Hollywood star. She was the photographer's dream, for she skied, swam, rode horseback like a champion, and dressed with style and flare. She became a fashion trendsetter. She spoke several languages which made her popular in other countries.
As the president's widow in late 1963, Jacqueline successfully sought President Lyndon Johnson's support for several measures she considered important to her late husband.
Jacqueline Kennedy married a second time to international shipping magnate and airline owner Aristotle Socrates Onassis in 1968. After his death in 1975, she resumed her career in the writing profession, but as an editor, she often wrote the introduction to the books she edited and also worked on obtaining and laying out the illustrations.
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (Kennedy) Onassis died on May 19, 1994 at the age of 64.
|Event||Bicentennial First Lady Doll Exhibit - Community Project|
|Creator||Park, Phyllis Juhlin|
|Costume||Costume by Jeannette Nelson, Christine Benson, Sauna Hadlock|
|Given||Given by the Kommon-etts Club|
|Source||Uintah County Library|