John F. Kennedy Jr.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
John F. Kennedy Jr.
Born John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.
(1960-11-25)November 25, 1960
Washington, D.C.
Died July 16, 1999(1999-07-16) (aged 38)
Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Martha's Vineyard
Residence Washington, DC (1960-1963)
New York City (1964-1999)
Alma mater Brown University (B - 1983)
New York University of Law
Occupation American lawyer, magazine publisher and founder
Spouse(s) Carolyn Bessette
(m. 1996-1999, their deaths)
Parent(s) John F. Kennedy
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Relatives Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (sister)

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr (November 25, 1960 - July 16, 1999) was an American lawyer and magazine publisher. He was the son of American President John F. Kennedy.

Biography[change | change source]

Kennedy was born in Washington, DC, to President elect John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline. He spent his first three years at the White House until his father's assassination on November 22, 1963. The following year, he moved to New York City with his mother and older sister Caroline.

After high school, he attended Brown University. He graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor's Degree in history. He then attended the New York University of Law, earning his law degree in 1989. He founded the magazine George in 1995.

He married Carolyn Bessette (1966-1999) on September 21, 1996. He was flying his own airplane on July 16, 1999 when he crashed off Cape Cod coast. He was on his way to the wedding of one of his Kennedy cousins. He was with his wife Carolyn and her sister. They were all killed.