Here’s How Jackie Kennedy’s Relatives Fell From Grace And Went From Riches To A Life Of Handouts

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On September 12, 1953, Jackie Bouvier and John F. Kennedy wed. They welcomed daughter Caroline four years later. And after her husband announced that he was running for president in 1960 Jackie diligently campaigned for him.

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John F. Kennedy narrowly beat Richard Nixon to the presidency. And three weeks after that, he and Jackie welcomed son John F. Kennedy Jr. The couple were also parents to a son named Patrick who died at two days old, following a premature birth.

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President Kennedy was not the first of his family to become involved in politics. In fact, at least one member of the clan was in public office over the course of 64 years. But the Kennedys have dealt with claims of a curse due to their multiple misfortunes.

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