Friday, November 27, 2015


JFK+50:  Volume 6, No. 1779


New York City (JFK+50) Fifty-eight years ago today, November 27, 1957, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, the daughter of Senator and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, was born at the Cornell Medical Center here in New York.  

Caroline, who was born at 8:15 a.m. local time, weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces.Caroline was three years old when her father was inaugurated President of the United States and almost six when he died.  

She graduated from Radcliffe College and received the  J.D. degree from Columbia Law School.  Caroline married Edwin Scholossberg on July 19, 1986.  The couple have three children:  Rose, Tatiana and John.

Caroline was appointed Ambassador to Japan by President Barack Obama on July 24, 2013.  She appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on September 19 where she said that her focus in the position would be military ties, trade and student exchange.

Ambassador Kennedy was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 16 and sworn in by Secretary of State John Kerry as the first woman to hold the office on November 12, 2013.

According to Clark Mindock, writing on the International Business Times website, 2015 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has not been so impressed with Caroline's appointment.

In Trump's view, Caroline Kennedy "only really got her ambassador gig because she was a wealthy, connected woman."  If given the opportunity to respond directly to Mr. Trump, JFK+50 would argue that perhaps the only reason he is a presidential candidate is because he is a "wealthy, connected" man.


"Trump Attacks Caroline Kennedy, US Ambassador And Daughter of JFK In First Speech Since GOP Debates," by Clark Mindock, International Business Times, August 11, 2015,

Caroline Kennedy
George Washington University
September 26, 2011
Photo by John White