Caroline Kennedy

Attorney + Author + U.S. Ambassador To Japan
Born Nov 27, 1957

Caroline Bouvier Kennedy is an American author and attorney. She is a member of the influential Kennedy family and the only living child of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. At the time of her father's presidency, she was a young child; after his assassination in 1963, her family settled in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where she attended school.… Read More

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1957 Birth Born on November 27, 1957.
Caroline Kennedy was just short of her sixth birthday when her father was assassinated on November 22, 1963. … Read More
1965 7 Years Old …  This same seat was held by Kennedy's uncle Robert F. Kennedy from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968, when he was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. … Read More
1967 9 Years Old In 1967, Caroline christened the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy in a widely publicized ceremony in Newport News, Virginia. … Read More
1968 10 Years Old Their uncle Robert F. Kennedy became a major presence in the lives of Caroline and John following their father's assassination and Caroline saw him as a surrogate father. When Bobby was assassinated in June 1968, their mother sought a means of protecting them, stating: "If they're killing Kennedys, then my children are targets... … Read More


1970 - 1971 2 More Events
1975 17 Years Old Kennedy attended The Brearley School and Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York City and, in 1975, she graduated from Concord Academy in Massachusetts. … Read More
1976 18 Years Old At the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, she was a photographer's assistant.
1977 19 Years Old In 1977, she became a summer intern at the New York Daily News, earning $156 a week (~$600 in 2013 dollars adjusted for inflation), "fetching coffee for harried editors and reporters, changing typewriter ribbons and delivering messages." … Read More


1980 22 Years Old After graduating from Radcliffe in 1980, Kennedy was hired as a research assistant in the Film and Television Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. … Read More
1986 28 Years Old While at her museum job, Kennedy met her future husband, exhibit designer Edwin Schlossberg, whom she married in 1986 at Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, Massachusetts. … Read More


1991 33 Years Old Kennedy is an attorney, writer, and editor who has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations. She wrote the book, "In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights In Action" in collaboration with Ellen Alderman, which was published in 1991. … Read More


1999 41 Years Old She attended the Robin Hood Foundation annual breakfast on December 7, 1999. … Read More
2000 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2000, she supported Al Gore for the presidency and mentioned feeling a kinship with him since their fathers served together in the Senate.
2001 - 2004 3 More Events
2006 48 Years Old She previously contributed a total of $5,000 to Clinton's 2006 senatorial campaign.
2007 49 Years Old 1 More Event
Federal Election Commission records show that Kennedy contributed $2,300 to the Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign committee on June 29, 2007.


In the 2008 presidential election, Kennedy and her uncle Ted endorsed Democratic candidate Barack Obama for president early in the primary race; she later stumped for him in Florida, Indiana, and Ohio, served as co-chair of his Vice Presidential Search Committee, and addressed the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. … Read More
2009 51 Years Old Shortly before midnight on January 22, 2009, Kennedy released a statement withdrawing from consideration for the seat, citing "personal reasons". … Read More
2010 52 Years Old …  Kennedy subsequently met with Okinawa's governor, Hirokazu Nakaima, who was re-elected in 2010 in opposition to the base. … Read More
2012 54 Years Old On June 27, 2012, Kennedy made appearances in Nashua and Manchester, New Hampshire, to campaign for the re-election of President Obama.
In 2013, President Obama appointed her as ambassador to Japan. … Read More
On January 17, 2014, Kennedy made comments on Twitter that were critical of Japan's practice of dolphin drive hunting, expressing concern about the "inhumanness" of the practice and stating that the United States government opposes drive-hunt fisheries. … Read More
She accompanied Akie Abe on a tour of the USS Olympia on February 12, 2015. … Read More
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