Here’s How Jackie Kennedy’s Relatives Fell From Grace And Went From Riches To A Life Of Handouts

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Jackie Kennedy’s aunt and cousin came from a wealthy family and grew up in the lap of luxury. Eventually, however, it all came crashing down in a spectacular fall from grace. And the First Lady’s relatives would go on to become subjects of fascination because of their unusual lifestyles.

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Born by the name of Jacqueline Lee Bouvier on July 28, 1929, Jackie Kennedy originally came from Southampton, New York. Her mother worked with horses, while her father was a successful share broker. Jackie herself went to Vassar College before transferring to George Washington University, where she achieved a degree in French literature in 1951.

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Having completing her studies, Jackie obtained a job interviewing and photographing inhabitants of Washington. But it was one year after her graduation that everything changed. You see, in May 1952 Jackie attended a dinner party where she met John F. Kennedy, a congressman who had grown up in Massachusetts.

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