- Category : 1957-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (56)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Duality 2
American lawyer and author, noted family member as the daughter of John F. and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Gracious, dignified and productive, she is a credit to her mother's upbringing and her own quality. She and her brother "John John" were picture-perfect babies for a young president. It was just before bedtime on 11/22/1963 when Caroline's nurse told her that her father was dead and the five-year-old mourned deeply.
She moved with her mom and brother to New York City where she entered a Convent school. By the time that her mom married Greek multimillionaire Ari Onassis on 10/20/1968, she was poised in international travel and situations, but never really warmed up to her step-father.
At Concord Academy in Massachusetts, which she entered in 1972, Caroline's interests in film, photography and social issues began to take form. In 1973 she interviewed coal miners in Tennessee for a documentary, and the following summer she visited drug rehab centers in Hong Kong and worked as an intern at her Uncle Ted's Washington office. After graduating from Concord, she studied art appreciation in London. By the time she entered Harvard-Radcliffe the following year, she had dated, smoked pot, refused to have a society debut and was an object of great curiosity to the public.
Caroline was drawn to the media as a career and interned at the New York Daily News in 1977. Graduating in 1979 with a degree in fine arts, she began working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980. While there, she met 12-year-older Edwin Schlossberg, a cultural historian who was quiet, affluent, artistic and intellectual. They fell deeply in love but moved forward slowly.
They married on 7/19/1986, Cape Cod, and their daughter Rose was born 6/25/1988 and Tatiana in May 1990. Their son, John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, was born 1/19/1993.
In June 1988, Caroline graduated from Columbia's School of Law, and she published her first book in 1990, "In Our Defense - The Bill of Right In Action," and co-wrote her second book, "The Right To Privacy," a Constitutional study, which was published in the Fall of 1995.
When her famous mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, died of cancer on 5/19/1994, Caroline stepped into her mother's role as a cultural patron. Shock and grief struck again on 7/16/1999 when her brother John, his wife Carolyn and her sister, Lauren Bessette, went down into the ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard in a plane that John was piloting. During the painful first year after the loss, Caroline held fast to her Catholic faith, relatives and public duties, but kept grounded by tending to her kid's colds, homework and meals, often cooking dinner in spite of live-in help.
On December 15, 2008 she announced she would seek appointment to the US Senate as a replacement for Senator Hillary Clinton who was in turn appointed to Barack Obama's cabinet. She withdrew her name from consideration on January 21, 2009 citing personal reasons.