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 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.

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Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death
16 Jul 1999 (aged 38)
Burial
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea. Specifically: Cremated remains scattered off the coast of Martha's Vineyard from the USS Briscoe.
Memorial ID
5947 View Source

Kennedy Family Figure, Lawyer, Journalist, Magazine Publisher. He was the son of 35th United States President John F. Kennedy. Born at the Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., as the third child of then-President-elect Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, and younger brother to Caroline Kennedy (Schlossberg), he is famously remembered for saluting the casket of his assassinated father during the President's funeral, which took place on his third birthday. John F. Kennedy Jr. spent most of his formative years and adult life in Manhattan, New York City, New York, with his mother. He was an alumni of the prestigious boys preparatory school, Phillips Academy, in Andover, Massachusetts, and of Brown University, an Ivy League college located in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1983, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in History from Brown. He was named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine on September 12, 1988. He went on to earn a law degree from New York University in 1989. Kennedy's 1988 keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, led to speculation among journalists and politics that he was being groomed to carry on the Kennedy political dynasty. However, he continued to practice law and delved into the realm of magazine publishing. He served as Assistant District Attorney of New York City from 1989 to 1993. In 1995, he launched the immediately popular magazine "George," a youth-oriented magazine devoted to politics and popular culture. He died along with his wife of three years, Carolyn Bessette, and her older sister, Lauren, in a plane crash over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. A pilot, Kennedy was en route to the Kennedy family home on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts to attend a wedding for his cousin, Rory Kennedy.

Kennedy Family Figure, Lawyer, Journalist, Magazine Publisher. He was the son of 35th United States President John F. Kennedy. Born at the Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., as the third child of then-President-elect Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, and younger brother to Caroline Kennedy (Schlossberg), he is famously remembered for saluting the casket of his assassinated father during the President's funeral, which took place on his third birthday. John F. Kennedy Jr. spent most of his formative years and adult life in Manhattan, New York City, New York, with his mother. He was an alumni of the prestigious boys preparatory school, Phillips Academy, in Andover, Massachusetts, and of Brown University, an Ivy League college located in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1983, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in History from Brown. He was named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine on September 12, 1988. He went on to earn a law degree from New York University in 1989. Kennedy's 1988 keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, led to speculation among journalists and politics that he was being groomed to carry on the Kennedy political dynasty. However, he continued to practice law and delved into the realm of magazine publishing. He served as Assistant District Attorney of New York City from 1989 to 1993. In 1995, he launched the immediately popular magazine "George," a youth-oriented magazine devoted to politics and popular culture. He died along with his wife of three years, Carolyn Bessette, and her older sister, Lauren, in a plane crash over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. A pilot, Kennedy was en route to the Kennedy family home on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts to attend a wedding for his cousin, Rory Kennedy.

Bio by: Kathy Riley Williams


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  • Added: 23 Jul 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5947
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5947/john-fitzgerald-kennedy: accessed ), memorial page for John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (25 Nov 1960–16 Jul 1999), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5947, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, who reports a Cremated remains scattered off the coast of Martha's Vineyard from the USS Briscoe..