John F. Kennedy, Jr.
publisher, lawyer, media personality
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
The son of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, John F. Kennedy Jr. was born on November 25, 1960, only weeks after his father was elected president. He was the first child born to a president-elect and the first infant to live in the White House since the Cleveland administration. Three years later, the world watched as the three year-old, on his birthday, saluted his father's casket as it passed by. Kennedy attended Phillips Academy at Andover, Brown University, and studied law at New York University. Rich, handsome, polite, and high spirited, he spent his entire life in the public eye. The status of his love life (even after marriage) was constant gossip, and he was one of the most popular of the famous Kennedy clan. Married to Carolyn Bessette, a former Calvin Klein publicist, JFK Jr. left the New York City DA's office to publish the political mag George. A passionate philanthropist, Kennedy volunteered with several nonprofits and sat on the boards of several family foundations. In the summer of 1999, Kennedy, along with his wife and sister-in-law, died in a plane crash.
Click here for a full length biography.Died: 7/16/1999