Jackie Kennedy Onassis battled PTSD after JFK's death
The author of 'Jackie, Janet & Lee' reveals to Fox News the alleged tragedies and problems that befell Jackie Kennedy Onassis, her mother Janet Auchincloss and her sister Lee Radziwell.
Tal día como hoy en la historia, el 19 de mayo de 1994, Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy Onassis falleció en su departamento.In New Yorkafter a battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She was 64 years old.
The enigmatic and glamorous first lady, aworld style icon— was born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier on July 28, 1929, in Southampton, New York, to socialite mother Janet Lee and stockbroker father John "Black Jack" Bouvier, according to Ancestralfindings.com.
Followinga privileged childhoodspent in New York City and East Hampton, New York; Virginia; and Newport, Rhode Island, Bouvier enrolled at Vassar College in 1947. He studied abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris during his junior year, according to History.com.
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She excelled as an equestrian at a young age and also excelled in ballet dancing. She was fluent in several languages, Ancestralfindings.com also noted.
Bouvier graduated from George Washington University inWashington DC., in 1951, according to History.com.
The first official White House photograph of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Washington, D.C., 1961. (Mark Shaw/Archivos Underwood/Getty Images)
The summer after graduation, Bouvier was working as a photographer for the Washington Times-Herald when she was introduced to John F. Kennedy at a friend's party in D.C.
At the time, Kennedy was a young congressman from Massachusetts.
"They didn't begin a romantic relationship until almost a year later, becoming engaged in June 1953," History.com reports.
At this point, Kennedy had won the election to the United States Senate.
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The couple married on September 12, 1953, inSt. Mary's Catholic Churchen Newport, Rhode Island.
So-Sen. Kennedy suffered crippling back pain from football andwar woundsand began undergoing corrective surgeries, according to the JFK Library and Museum website.
The book, "Profiles in Courage," received the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1957.
While recovering from surgery, Mrs. Kennedy encouraged her husband to write a book about US senators who risked their careers to defend the issues they supported.
The book, "Profiles in Courage," received the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1957. That same year, the couple's first daughter, Caroline, was born, the library also notes.
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In January 1960, Senator Kennedy announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States. During the campaign, Jackie Kennedy became pregnant with her second child. The doctors advised her to stay at home.
While at home, Ms. Kennedy "wrote hundreds of campaign letters, recorded television commercials, gave interviews and wrote a weekly newspaper column, 'Campaign Wife,' which was syndicated across the country," according to the site. library website.
John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier at the Kennedy family home in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, shortly after their engagement was announced. The elegant couple is shown together on the estate's lawn. (fake images)
On November 8, 1960, Kennedy defeated Republican Richard M. Nixon in a close race for the presidency.
"Two and a half weeks later, Mrs. Kennedy gave birth to her second son, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.", the site says.
During his tenure inthe White House,President Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy "brought a new and youthful spirit to the White House, which they believed should be a place to celebrate American history, culture, and achievement," the library's website says.
Mrs. Kennedy also accompanied the president on official trips, representing the United States abroad.
"Once in a while, an individual will capture the imagination of people around the world. You have done this."
Clark Clifford, a respected attorney and adviser to President Kennedy, was so pleased with Ms. Kennedy after her trip to Paris, Vienna and Greece that he sent her a thank-you note, according to the JFK Library.
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It read: "Once in a while, one person will capture the imagination of people around the world. You have done this, and most importantly, through your kindness and tact, you have transformed this rare achievement into an incredibly important one." . asset to this nation."
As First Lady, Ms. Kennedy also traveled to Italy, India, and Pakistan.
Jacqueline Kennedy, above, at her Georgetown home in August 1960. (fake images)
"His interest in other cultures and his ability to speak several foreign languages, including French, Spanish and Italian, brought him goodwill and admiration around the world," the JFK Library said.
On August 7, 1963, Mrs. Kennedy gave birth to the couple's third child, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy. The baby suffered from a lung ailment and was rushed to theChildren's Hospital in Boston, where he died two days later.
While still reeling from the loss, a second tragedy befell the first lady and the nation.
The word "Camelot" is a unique part of the Kennedy legacy.
On November 22, 1963, the President and Mrs. Kennedy were inDallas, Texas, as the president prepared for his upcoming campaign by visiting major states for re-election.
"As his car slowly passed through cheering crowds, shots rang out. President Kennedy was assassinated and Jacqueline Kennedy was widowed at 34," notes the JFK Library.
"While it was broadcast around the world, millions of people shared their pain and admired their courage and dignity," says the same site.
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The word "Camelot" is a unique part of the Kennedy legacy.
The Kennedys "also created the perception that the Kennedy presidency was like the Camelot era, a mythical time associated with a sense of broken promise," says the National Park Service website.
President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy leave the Capital Building by car shortly after the former was sworn in as President of the United States in Washington, D.C., on January 20, 1961. (fake images)
Ms. Kennedy had a deep understanding of both her husband and his ideals, according to the University of Southern California Center for Public Diplomacy.
After her husband's death, in an interview with LIFE magazine given shortly before she left the White House, Jackie Kennedy said that her husbandI had always looked at historywith an idealized view, points to that site.
"Don't let it be forgotten that there once was a place, for a brief shining moment, that was known as Camelot," she said, quoting her late husband's favorite musical, "Camelot," People.com told.
He also said, "There will be great presidents again, but there will never be another Camelot."
"In the 1970s, he played a major role in saving Grand Central Terminal in New York City."
After President Kennedy's death, Ms. Kennedy began working at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in memory of her husband, the library notes.
In 1968, Mrs. Kennedy married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.
They were married until her death in 1975, says Brittanica.com.
President John F. Kennedy's brother Robert F. Kennedy (far left), sister Patricia Lawford, daughter Caroline Kennedy, widow Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, and son John F. Kennedy Jr. leave the U.S. Capitol. after escorting the president's casket to the Capitol Rotunda on November 24, 1963. (JFK Library/National Park Service/Abbie Rowe via Reuters)
After the death of her second husband, Jackie Kennedy worked as a consulting editor at Viking Press and then as an associate and senior editor at Doubleday, the site notes.
"She also heldyour interest in the artsand in the preservation of landmarks and, in particular, in the 1970s he played a significant role in saving Grand Central Terminal in New York City," adds Britannica.
"And now she is in the hands of God."
Jackie Kennedy continuedhis work in book publishinguntil his death on May 19, 1994, from cancer.
Standing under the entrance canopy outside his New York City apartment, his son, John F. Kennedy, Jr., spoke to the assembled press outside the building.
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"As you probably know, last night around 10:15 p.m. my mother passed away," he said, in part, as UPI reported at the time.
“She was surrounded by her family, her friends and her books, the people and things she loved. She did it her way and on her own terms. We all feel very lucky about that."
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And he added: "And now she is in the hands of God."
Tragically, the son Jackie Kennedy loved so much died in a plane crash just five years later, on July 16, 1999, along with his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette.
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was buried next to President Kennedy inArlington National Cemetery in Virginia, according to the JFK Library and Museum website.
Erica Lamberg is a contributing reporter for Fox News Digital.