Jean Kennedy Smith
Jean Kennedy Smith
|25th United States Ambassador to Ireland|
June 17, 1993 – September 17, 1998
|Preceded by||William Henry Gerald FitzGerald|
|Succeeded by||Michael J. Sullivan|
Jean Ann Kennedy
February 20, 1928
Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||June 17, 2020 (aged 92)|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Stephen Edward Smith (1956–1990; his death)|
|Relations||Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (father)|
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (mother)
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (brother)
John F. Kennedy (brother)
Rosemary Kennedy (sister)
Kathleen Agnes Kennedy (sister)
Eunice Kennedy (sister)
Patricia Kennedy (sister)
Robert F. Kennedy (brother)
Edward Moore Kennedy (brother)
|Children||Stephen Edward Smith, Jr. (born 1957)|
William Kennedy Smith (born 1960)
Amanda Mary Smith (born 1967)
Kym Maria Smith (born 1972)
|Alma mater||Manhattanville College|
Jean Ann Kennedy Smith (February 20, 1928 – June 17, 2020) was an American diplomat. She was the Ambassador to Ireland from 1993 to 1998. She is the eighth of nine children born to Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.. and Rose Kennedy. She was their last surviving child. Her siblings include President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, longtime Senator Ted Kennedy, and Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
In 2011, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, by President Barack Obama for her work with Very Special Arts and the disabled.
Early life[change | change source]
Jean Ann Kennedy was born on February 20, 1928 in Brookline, Massachusetts, on her elder sister Kathleen's eighth birthday. She was raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She studied at Manhattanville College.
Personal life[change | change source]
Kennedy was married to Stephen Edward Smith from 1956 until his death in 1990. They had four children.
Smith died on June 17, 2020 in Manhattan, aged 92.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Jean Kennedy Smith." The Kennedy Family: JFK Library.
- ↑ Bzdek, Vincent P. (June 18, 2020). "Jean Kennedy Smith, Kennedy sister and architect of peace in Northern Ireland, dies at 92". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 18, 2020.
- ↑ McFadden, Robert D. (June 18, 2020). "Jean Kennedy Smith Dies at 92; Sister of Famed Clan Helped Forge Peace in Northern Ireland". The New York Times. Retrieved June 18, 2020.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Jean Kennedy Smith on IMDb
- VSA arts official website
William Henry Gerald FitzGerald
| United States Ambassador to Ireland
Michael J. Sullivan