It had already been announced in the New York Times on January 21, 1952.
More DetailsHide DetailsHusted was to say later that Jackie's mother Janet Lee Bouvier sabotaged the relationship because he did not make enough money for Jackie—even though he was a stockbroker making $17,000/year. Jackie is reported to have told cohorts that Husted was "immature" and his work was too tame.
Jackie was late to a 1951 party at the home of Charles and Martha Bartlett in Washington where she first met Kennedy. After the dinner Kennedy escorted Jackie to a car asking her, "Shall we go somewhere for a drink?" When he opened the door Husted was sitting in the car and Kennedy withdrew.
Jackie and Husted were engaged in December 1951 but Jackie called off the engagement in March 1952.
He graduated from Yale University in 1950 and served thirty years at Dominick and Dominick in New York City.
More DetailsHide DetailsAfter retiring in 1982, he moved to Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Husted's family was in the Social Register and were friendly with Jackie Bouvier's father John Vernou Bouvier III and stepfather Hugh D. Auchincloss. Jackie commuted to New York City from Washington, D. C. to see Husted, staying at her father's apartment on East 74th Street during the courtship.
Husted was born in Hartford, Connecticut, a son of John Grinnel Wetmore Husted and Helen Armstrong. He attended school in England at Summer Fields School, Oxford. After his family returned full-time to the United States in 1939 to Bedford, New York, he attended St. Paul's School at Concord.
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