Tuesday, July 19, 2016


JFK+50:  Volume 6, No. 2014


Centerville, Massachusetts (JFK+50) The daughter of President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy*married Edwin Scholossberg** 30 years ago today, July 19, 1986, at Our Lady of Victory Church here in Centerville.

The matron of honor was Caroline's cousin, Maria Shriver, and her uncle, Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, walked her down the aisle.  Caroline's mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, planned the event.

The bride wore a beautiful white gown designed by Carolina Herrera.  The bodice, according to, was covered with embroidered shamrocks.
She also wore a tulle veil and carried a bouquet of orchids.  Her earrings were a gift from her father to her mother.  There were 7 bridesmaids, 2 flower girls and 10 ushers.

The reception following the service was held on the lawn of the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port.  The 400 guests were entertained by singer Carly Simon.  

President Barack Obama appointed Ms. Kennedy as United States Ambassador to Japan last year.  She was sworn in by Secretary of Defense John Kerry and began her service on November 12, 2013.

Caroline Kennedy is an  accomplished author.  Her books include "In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action," 1991, and "The Right to Privacy," 1995.

*Caroline Bouvier Kennedy was born in New York City on November 27, 1957.  She was 3 years old when her father was sworn in as POTUS and 6 when he was killed.   CBK earned her B.A. degree at Radcliffe College at Harvard in 1980 and her law degree from Columbia Law School in 1988.

**Dr. Edwin Arthur Scholossberg was born in New York City on July 19, 1945.  He was the child of Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine.  He earned degrees at Columbia University. 

EAS founded ESI Design which specializes in interactive computerized displays such as a learning environment at the Brooklyn's Children Museum and another on immigrant history at Ellis Island.  Ed was appointed US Commissioner of Fine Arts by President Obama in 2011. 


"Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg Marriage Profile," by Sheri and Bob Stritof,

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