Janet Lee Bouvier was granted seperation from John "Black Jack" Bouvier a few years prior. He drank heavily and was known for being a womanizer and playboy. A photographer took a picture of him holding a girlfriend's hand instead of his wife's. That was Janet's final straw.
Mother Janet remarries to Hugh Auchincloss
Jackie moves to Merrywood, Virginia to live. Her parents battled over her custody and love.
Enrolls at Miss Porter's School
Jackie made excellent grades, accelled in latin and loved to smoke cigarettes.
Named Debutante of the Year
also enrolls at the prestegious Vassar.
Studies at the Sorbonne
She was an exchange student in France. She loved it and was fluent in French, Spanish, and Italian as well.
Graduates from George Washington University
Wins Vogue's Prix de Paris writing congress
her parents feared she would never return, so they coerced her to forfeit the prize and sent her and her sister Lee on a European tour together. It was her most "carefree" year. This year she also met Senator John F. Kennedy through a friend.
Inquiring Camera Girl for "Washington Times-Herold"
Engaged to John Husted
January 1952 - March 1952
Announces Engagement to JFK
June 23, 1953
"Jack" and "Jackie" Marry
September 12, 1953
Jackie's mother picked out her gown- last minute. Jackie hated it because she thought it resembled a lampshade. Her own dress was destroyed by flood in the dress store's basement 4 days before the wedding.