Happy Birthday to former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, seen here at age four.
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born on July 28, 1929, in Southampton, New York. As a toddler, her mother put her on a horse, and Jacqueline was a national riding champion by age 11. Jacqueline loved writing, reading, and sketching. She later became a photo journalist and met Congressman John F. Kennedy. On September 12, 1953, Jacqueline married Jack.
As 35th First Lady of the United States, Jacqueline set out to make the White House a home. She turned the sun porch on the third floor into a kindergarten school for her daughter Caroline and 12 to 15 other children, who came every morning at 9:30.
In addition to raising her two children, Caroline and John Jr., Jacqueline sought to preserve America’s cultural heritage. She helped stop the destruction of historic buildings and led a campaign to save Grand Central Station in New York City. She worked to restore and preserve the White House, established a Fine Arts Committee, and created the post of White House curator.
Read more from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/Life-of-Jacqueline-B-Kennedy.aspx
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