Caroline Kennedy, born on November 27, 1957, is a writer, editor, attorney, and diplomat from the United States. She is the only child of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy and former First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy who has survived. She was the United States Ambassador to Japan from 2013 until 2017. She began her career in writing, editing, law, and politics in the early 1990s. She was a co-chair of Barack Obama’s Vice Presidential Search Committee after endorsing him in the 2008 presidential election. She also expressed an interest in running for the Senate seat in New York at one point. She later withdrew her nomination, though. President Barack Obama chose her as ambassador to Japan in 2013, a role she performed well for the next three years. Today we celebrate her and her achievements.
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy was born on November 27, 1957. Born in New York City, she is the eldest daughter and the only surviving child of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, the former President and First Lady of the United States. She spent the first years of her life in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Her father was elected 35th President of the United States when she was three years old, and the family moved into the White House. Shortly before her sixth birthday when her father was slain, the family departed the White House two weeks later and returned to Georgetown. They eventually relocated to Manhattan before graduating from Concord Academy in Massachusetts in 1975. She then graduated from Harvard University’s Radcliffe College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts in 1980, and from Columbia Law School with a law degree in 1988. After graduating, she worked as a research assistant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Film and Television Department in New York.
In 1989, Kennedy and her family founded the “Profile in Courage Award,” which honors daring public people. Kennedy is on the boards of directors of the Commission on Presidential Debates and the N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She was one of 35 national co-chairs for Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. In June 2012, she made several appearances to promote President Barack Obama’s re-election. In November 2013, she was sworn in as the first female U.S. Ambassador to Japan. People received her cordially, and Kennedy worked hard to strengthen the alliance between the United States and Japan.
Caroline Kennedy met exhibition designer Edwin Schlossberg while working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Film and Television Department in New York, and they married in 1986. The couple has three children. She owns Red Gate Farm, a 375-acre estate in Aquinnah, Martha’s Vineyard, which she inherited from her mother.
Caroline Kennedy co-writes "In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action" with Ellen Alderman, a book addressing constitutional issues.
She expresses interest in being appointed to the United States Senate from the state of New York.
Kennedy advocates for President Barack Obama's re-election.
Kennedy resigns as the United States Ambassador to Japan shortly before Donald Trump is sworn in as the President of the United States.
Why We Love Caroline Kennedy
She supports change
During her tenure as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy advocated for literacy, women's rights, and LGBT rights in Japan. We love her desire to implement change.
She is all about political courageousness
The "Profile in Courage Award" was founded by Kennedy and other members of her family. In the spirit of John F. Kennedy's book "Profiles in Courage," the prize is given to a public person or officials whose acts display politically bold leadership.
She is a source of inspiration
Kennedy and Ellen Alderman collaborated on two books that are an inspiration for political aspirants. Also, she was the inspiration for one of Neil Diamond's songs.
5 Surprising Facts
She is a pacesetter
Caroline Kennedy is the United States' first female Ambassador to Japan.
She has edited some best-selling volumes
Aside from being a writer, Kennedy has also edited some best-selling books, including "The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis" and "A Patriot's Handbook."
The only surviving member
She is former U.S. President John F. Kennedy's and former First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy's sole surviving child.
She inspired the hit single ‘Sweet Caroline’
She was the inspiration for Neil Diamond's famous song ‘Sweet Caroline,’ which he released in 1969.
She escaped a car bombing attack
She escaped a vehicle bomb assault while in London for a year-long art course at Sotheby's auction house.
Caroline Kennedy FAQs
Who is Caroline Kenndy’s son?
John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg is Kennedy’s son and just like his mom, he is an American attorney.
Who told Caroline Kennedy about her father’s assassination?
Her nanny, Maud Shaw, told her and her brother about their dad’s assassination.
Which one of Caroline’s daughters is an actress?
Rose, her daughter, stars in the YouTube series “End Time Girls Club.”
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