Caroline Kennedy

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Caroline Kennedy
29th United States Ambassador to Japan
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 12, 2013 (2013-11-12)
President Barack Obama
Preceded by John Roos
Personal details
Born Caroline Bouvier Kennedy
November 27, 1957 (1957-11-27) (age 56)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Edwin Arthur Schlossberg
(m. 1986–present)
Relations
Children Rose Kennedy Schlossberg
Tatiana Celia Schlossberg
John Bouvier Schlossberg
Residence New York City, New York
American Embassy Residence
Tokyo, Japan
Alma mater Harvard College (A.B.)
Columbia Law School (J.D.)
Religion Roman Catholicism[1]

Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (born November 27, 1957) is an American lawyer and writer. She is the daughter and the only living child of former US President John F. Kennedy.

Early life[change | change source]

Kennedy was born in New York City. Her parents were then Senator John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline. She was only three, when her father became the 35th president of the United States. She lived in the White House from January 20, 1961 until his assassination on November 22, 1963. She then lived for a while in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. before moving with her mother and younger brother John in New York City in late 1964.

She graduated from Concord Academy in 1975. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University in 1979. She later earned a Law Degree from Columbia University in 1988.

Marriage and family[change | change source]

She married Edwin Schlossberg on July 19, 1986. They have three children; Rose (b. 1988), Tatiana (b. 1990) and John (b. 1993). Her mother died in 1994 and her brother in 1999.

Personal life[change | change source]

She tried to become Senator when Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State but the New York Governor chose someone else.

Kennedy was the nominee of President Barack Obama to be Ambassador to Japan.[2] On July 24, 2013, Obama announced Kennedy as his nominee to succeed current Ambassador John Roos.[3][4] Kennedy was confirmed by the Senate on October 16, 2013 and Kennedy became the first female American ambassador to Japan.[5] The prospective nomination was first reported in February 2013[6] and, in mid-July 2013, formal diplomatic agreement was reportedly received from the Japanese government.[7] She assumed her ambassador duties on November 13, 2013.

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