Caroline Kennedy

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Caroline Kennedy
Caroline Kennedy US State Dept photo.jpg
United States Ambassador to Australia
Assumed office
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byArthur B. Culvahouse Jr.
29th United States Ambassador to Japan
In office
November 19, 2013 – January 18, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyJason Hyland
Preceded byJohn Roos
Succeeded byBill Hagerty
Personal details
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy

(1957-11-27) November 27, 1957 (age 63)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Edwin Schlossberg
(m. 1986; sep. 2015)
RelativesKennedy family
EducationHarvard University (BA)
Columbia University (JD)

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. She was the Ambassador to Japan during the Barack Obama administration from 2013 until 2017.

Early life[change | change source]

Kennedy was born at Weill Cornell Medical Center 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 with cancer in 1994 and her brother in a plane crash in 1999.

Ambassador to Japan[change | change source]

Kennedy was the nominee of President Barack Obama to be Ambassador to Japan.[1] On July 24, 2013, Obama announced Kennedy as his nominee to succeed current Ambassador John Roos.[2][3] Kennedy was confirmed by the Senate on October 16, 2013 and Kennedy became the first female American ambassador to Japan.[4] The prospective nomination was first reported in February 2013[5] and, in mid-July 2013, formal diplomatic agreement was reportedly received from the Japanese government.[6] She assumed her ambassador duties on November 13, 2013.

Ambassador to Australia[change | change source]

In May 2021, it was reported that President Joe Biden was seriously considering nominating Kennedy as the United States Ambassador to Australia.[7][8] It was reported on July 23, 2021 that Biden would soon nominate Kennedy as Ambassador to Australia.[9]

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts". Whitehouse.Gov. July 24, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  2. "Caroline Kennedy chosen as Ambassador to Japan". Politico. July 24, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  3. Landler, Mark, "Caroline Kennedy Chosen to Be Japan Ambassador", New York Times, July 24, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  4. Christian science Monitor
  5., February 27, 2013.
  6. Kamen, Al, "Caroline Kennedy poised for Japan", Washington Post, July 13, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  7. "Caroline Kennedy in running to be named US ambassador to Australia: report". Sydney Morning Herald. May 30, 2021.
  8. "Caroline Kennedy reportedly in line to be next US ambassador to Australia". The Guardian. May 30, 2021. Retrieved May 30, 2021.
  9. "Biden poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Australia". CNN. Retrieved 2021-07-23.