Caroline Kennedy Biography
Caroline Kennedy (Caroline Bouvier Kennedy) is an American author, attorney and diplomat born on 27th November 1957 in New York City, U.S. She is a prominent member of the Kennedy family and a former United States Ambassador to Japan (12th November 2013 – 18th January 2017) becoming the first female U.S. Ambassador to Japan.
In 1989 Caroline Kennedy and other members of her family created the Profile in Courage Award, an award which is given to a public official or officials whose actions demonstrate politically courageous leadership in the spirit of John F. Kennedy’s book, Profiles in Courage.
She is also the president of the Kennedy Library Foundation and an adviser to the Harvard Institute of Politics, a living memorial to her father. She is a member of the boards of directors of the Commission on Presidential Debates and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and is an honorary chair of the American Ballet Theatre. In August 2017 she was elected to serve in the board of directors in the Boeing Company.
Caroline Kennedy Age/ When was Caroline Kennedy Born
Caroline was born on 27th November 1957 in New York City, U.S. (61 years as of 2018)
Caroline Kennedy Family
Caroline Kennedy is the daughter President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. His father John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States until he was assassinated in November 2013. At the time of her father’s death she was five days from her sixth birthday. She had a younger brother John Jr born in 1960.
On 6th December, two weeks after the assassination, Jacqueline, Caroline, and John Jr. moved out of the White House and back to Georgetown but their home soon became a popular tourist attraction which forced them to move to a penthouse apartment at 1040 Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City.
Caroline christened the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy in 1967 in a widely publicized ceremony in Newport News, Virginia.
Robert F. Kennedy became a major presence in the lives of Caroline and John and Caroline saw him as his surrogate father. He was assassinated in June 1968 which prompted Jacqueline Kennedy to a means of protecting her children stating: “If they’re killing Kennedys, then my children are targets … I want to get out of this country”.
Caroline mother, Jacqueline Kennedy, later married Aristotle Onassis, a Greek shipping tycoon and together with her children moved to his Greek island.
Jacqueline wrote a letter to Ted Kennedy, John Kennedy’s brother, requesting him to be Caroline’s godfather. He assumed the role and would make trips from Washington to New York to see Caroline, where she was in school.
In 1975 Caroline was almost assassinated when she was attending London to complete a year-long art course at the Sotheby’s auction house and was hosted by Conservative MP Sir Hugh Fraser and his wife, Antonia. A bomb was placed under the car of her hosts but it exploded shortly before she and the Frasers were due to leave for their daily drive to Sotheby’s. Caroline had not yet left the house, but a neighbor, oncologist Professor Gordon Hamilton-Fairley, was passing by when he was walking his dog and was killed by the explosion.
Her mother died in 1994 and her brother John Jr. died in a plane crash in 1999.
Caroline Kennedy Education
Caroline attended The Brearley School and Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York City and later graduated from Concord Academy in Massachusetts in 1975.
In 1980 she graduated from Radcliffe College at Harvard University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts. She earned her Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in 1988, graduating in the top ten percent of her class.
Caroline Kennedy Husband
In 1968 Caroline Kennedy married Edwin Schlossberg, the two met when Caroline was working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Edwin is an American designer, author, and artist who specialises in designing interactive, participatory experiences. He is the president of Edwin Schlossberg Inc., a multi-disciplinary design company that specializes in interactive exhibit design and museum master-planning.
Although Caroline Kennedy has been married to Edwin she did not change her name although at times people refer to her as Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg.
Caroline Kennedy Children/ Caroline Kennedy Kids
Caroline Kennedy together with her husband Edwin has three children: Rose Kennedy Schlossberg (born 1988), Tatiana Celia Kennedy Schlossberg (born 1990), and John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, known as Jack (born 1993).
Caroline Kennedy Daughter
Caroline has two daughters Rose Kennedy Schlossberg (born 1988) and Tatiana Celia Kennedy Schlossberg (born 1990). Rose Kennedy, is an American actress. She has a bachelor’s degree in English studies from Harvard College and a Master of Professional Studies from New York University.
Rose together with Mara Nelson-Greenberg re-launched End Times Girl Club, a comedy and end time-apocalyptic web television series.
Rose volunteered for Democrat Alan Khazei’s campaign for the United States Senate in the 2010 special election in Massachusetts.
Caroline Kennedy Son
Kennedy’s son, John Bouvier Kennedy “Jack” Schlossberg, graduated from Yale University in 2015 and joined Harvard Law School in the fall of 2017.
In 2016, Schlossberg worked for the U.S. Department of State and Suntory Holdings Limited, a Japanese brewing, distilling and beverage company.
He made his acting debut on 11th May 2018 as Officer Jack Hammer on the eighth-season finale of the television show Blue Bloods.
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Caroline Kennedy Career
During the 1976 inter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria Caroline Kennedy worked as a photographer’s assistant. In 1977 she worked as a summer intern at the New York Daily News. She also wrote for Rolling Stone about visiting Graceland shortly after the death of Elvis Presley.
After graduating from Columbia Law School she was hired as an assistant in the Film and Television Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Later becoming a “liaison officer between the museum staff and outside producers and directors shooting footage at the museum”, helping coordinate the Sesame Street special Don’t Eat the Pictures.
Caroline Kennedy worked as director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships for the New York City Department of Education from 2002 to 2004, she was appointed by School Chancellor Joel Klein. The job paid her a salary of $1 and had the goal of raising private money for the New York City public schools; she helped raise more than $65 million. She served as one of two vice chairs of the board of directors of The Fund for Public Schools and is currently Honorary Director of the Fund. She has also served on the board of trustees of Concord Academy, which she attended as a teen.
Caroline Kennedy Obama
Caroline announced in a New York Times op-ed piece entitled, “A President Like My Father” on 27th January 2008 that she would endorse Barack Obama in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.
Her concluding lines were: “I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president—not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans.”
On 19th September 2007 she made a $2,300 contribution to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign committee.
Barack Obama named Kennedy, along with Jim Johnson and Eric Holder on 4th June 2008 to co-chair his Vice Presidential Search Committee. Caroline Kennedy was among the 35 national co-chairs of Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. On June 27, 2012, Kennedy made appearances in Nashua and Manchester, New Hampshire, to campaign for the re-election of President Obama.
Caroline Kennedy Ambassador
On 24th July 2013 Caroline was nominated by President Barack Obama to be United States Ambassador to Japan. On 19th September 2013 Caroline sat before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and responded to questions from both Republican and Democratic senators regarding her potential appointment. Kennedy explained that her focus would be military ties, trade, and student exchange if she was selected for the position.
In October she was connfirmed by unanimous consent as the first female U.S. Ambassador to Japan and was sworn in by Secretary of State John Kerry on November 12. She arrived in Japan on 15th November and met Japanese diplomats three days later. On November 19, NHK showed live coverage of Kennedy’s arrival at the Imperial Palace to present her diplomatic credentials to Emperor Akihito.
On August 6, 2015, Kennedy accompanied US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs Rose Gottemoeller to the memorial for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan by the United States in World War II. It marked the 70th anniversary of the bombing, and Gottemoeller became the first senior American official to attend the annual memorial. Kennedy was only the second US ambassador to attend. With representatives of 100 countries in attendance, Japanese prime minister Shinzō Abe reiterated Japan’s official support for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
Caroline Kennedy resigned as the United States Ambassador to Japan shortly before Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States and formally left Japan as Ambassador on January 18, 2017.
Caroline Kennedy For President
There are media speculation that Caroline is a possible candidate for the 2020 Presidential primaries and election.
Caroline Kennedy Net worth
In 2008 New York Daily News estimated her net worth to be over $100 million. During her 2013 nomination to serve as Ambassador to Japan, financial disclosure reports showed her net worth to be between $67 million and $278 million, including family trusts, government and public authority bonds, commercial property in New York, Chicago and Washington, and holdings in the Cayman Islands. She owns her mother’s 375-acre (152 ha) estate known as Red Gate Farm in Aquinnah (formerly Gay Head) on Martha’s Vineyard.
Caroline Kennedy Books
- 2001: The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
- 2013: Poems to Learn by Heart
- 1991: In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action
- 2005: Family of Poems My Favorite Poetry for Children
- 2001: A Patriot’s Handbook
- 2012: Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy
- Beatrix Potter’s Gardener’s Yearbook
- 2001: Jackie Kennedy Poems
- 2008: Poems to Share
- 1991: Disarmament in a Changing World
- 2002: Best-Loved Poems of (8cpy Cntr Dsply) Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis the
- 2013: How the English Establishment Framed Stephen Ward