Published December 15, 2008
Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg
Writer, editor, lawyer
-- Born Caroline Bouvier Kennedy on November 27, 1957, in New York, New York, to Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy.
-- Caroline spent her early years living in the White House during her father's term as president.
-- In 1968, Caroline's mother, Jacqueline, made headlines when she married Greek Shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis. The Kennedy family moved to New York City to be with their stepfather.
-- Caroline performed well in New York private school.
-- Attended Radcliffe College (now part of Harvard) for her undergraduate work.
-- Interned for the New York Daily News and worked in the summers as a political intern for her uncle Ted Kennedy.
-- In 1979, earned her bachelor's degree from Harvard University.
-- Worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where she met her future husband, an interactive-media designer named Edwin Schlossberg.
-- Began serving as the president of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing financial support, staffing, and creative resources for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
-- Married 41-year-old Edwin Schlossberg on July 19, 1986.
-- Graduated from Columbia Law School in 1988.
-- In 1989, the young lawyer stayed busy by establishing the Profile in Courage Awards, which honors elected officials who have shown political courage, and beginning research on her first book.
-- In 1991, Kennedy co-wrote "In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action" with fellow law graduate Ellen Alderman.
-- In 1994, Caroline's mother passed away after a long battle with lymphatic cancer. As a tribute to her mother's work in the arts, Caroline took on Jacqueline's role as the honorary chairperson at the American Ballet Theatre.
-- Kennedy co-wrote another book entitled The Right to Privacy in 1995.
-- On July 16, 1999, John F. Kennedy, Jr., was killed along with his wife and sister-in-law, when the plane he was piloting crashed in the ocean near Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
-- In 2000, she agreed to become a speaker at the 2000 Democratic National Convention.
-- In 2001 in honor of her late mother, Kennedy helped create "The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis." She has served as editor for two other anthologies: "Profiles in Courage for Our Time" (2002) and "A Patriot's Handbook: Songs, Poems and "Speeches Every American Should Know" (2003).
-- From 2002-2004, Kennedy served as chief executive for the Office of Strategic Partnerships for the New York City Department of Education where she helped raise more than $65 million in private support for the New York City public schools
-- Published A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children in 2005.
-- Published her latest work, "A Family Christmas" in 2007.
-- Kennedy currently serves as a member of the national board of directors for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the vice-chair for the Fund for Public Schools in New York City, chief executive for the New York City Department of Education Office of Strategic Partnerships and still serves as an honorary chairman of the American Ballet Theatre.
-- Kennedy and Schlossberg have three children: Rose, Tatiana, and Jack. They live in New York City.
(Source: A&E Biography)
(Source: John F. Kennedy Library Foundation)