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Maurice Tempelsman

Born Aug 26, 1929

Maurice Tempelsman is a Belgian-American businessman and diamond merchant. He moved to the United States as a child and attended New York City’s public schools and New York University. Tempelsman is multilingual and has interests in the fields of history, archaeology, sailing, and visual arts.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Maurice Tempelsman.


1929 Birth Tempelsman was born in 1929 in Antwerp, Belgium, to a Yiddish-speaking, Orthodox Jewish family in Antwerp’s Jewish community.


1940 11 Years Old In 1940, Tempelsman and his family emigrated to the United States to escape persecution by Nazi Germany during World War II. … Read More


1980 51 Years Old Tempelsman was the longtime companion of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former First Lady of the United States. The two began their lengthy relationship in 1980, several years after the death of Jacqueline Kennedy’s second husband Aristotle Onassis.
1982 53 Years Old In 1982, Tempelsman moved into Onassis’s Fifth Avenue penthouse apartment in New York City. … Read More


1993 64 Years Old …  From 1993 to 1997, Tempelsman visited the White House at least ten times, met privately with Hillary Clinton on two separate occasions, vacationed with the Clintons and the Kennedy family in Martha’s Vineyard, and flew to Moscow and back with President Clinton on Air Force One. … Read More
1999 70 Years Old Tempelsman served as chairman of the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) from 1999 to 2002, when he was named chairman emeritus. … Read More
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