McLean, Virginia (JFK+50) Hugh and Janet Auchincloss of Hammersmith Farm, announced the engagement of their daughter, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, to Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy 61 years ago today, June 24, 1953.
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born on July 28, 1929 in East Hampton, New York.
Jackie attended Vassar College, the Sorbonne in Paris and George Washington University.
The young couple were introduced at a Georgetown dinner party hosted by mutual friend, newspaperman Charles Bartlett.
At the time they met, Jackie was the "Inquiring Camera Girl" for the Washington Times-Herald.
The wedding would take place at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island on September 12, 1953.
BILLY MARTIN'S TAVERN
Billy Martin's Tavern, established in 1933 and located at Wisconsin and N Street in Georgetown, is still in operation today.
According to the restaurant's brochure...
"Martin's Tavern has had the honor of serving every president from Harry S Truman to George W. Bush."
During our visit to Washington in 2011, we had the pleasure of dining at Billy Martin's and sat at the window table designated as "The Proposal Booth."
The Martin family came from Galway, Ireland in the late 1890s.
The current owner is Billy Martin IV. Be sure to check out his blog at www.martins-tavern.com
Billy Martin's Tavern