Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


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Jacqueline "Jackie" Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994) was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Five years later she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis; they remained married until his death in 1975. For the final two ... more »

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  • ''The river of sludge will go on and on. It isn't about me.''
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), U.S. editor and former First Lady of the United States. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 33 (August 30, 1994...
  • ''The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse.''
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (b. 1929), U.S. first lady. quoted in Peter Collier and David Horowitz, The Kennedys, pt. 3, ch. 2 (1984). Advice to he...
  • ''The trouble with me is that I'm an outsider. And that's a very hard thing to be in American life.''
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), U.S. editor, writer, First Lady of the United States. The Unknown Wisdom of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, p. 137...
  • ''The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I'm thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family's future.''
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), U.S. editor, writer, First Lady of the United States. The Unknown Wisdom of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, p. 153...
  • ''To think that I very nearly didn't go.... What if I'd been here—out riding in Virginia or somewhere—Thank God I went with him.''
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), U.S. First Lady of the United States, editor. The Unknown Wisdom of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, pp. 104-5, ed....
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