1953: Jackie and JFK, barefoot and newly engaged
March 4, 2016 - Uncategorized
John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier talk to a LIFE magazine reporter at the Kennedy home on Cape Cod.
Image: Hy Peskin/Getty Images
In May 1952, Massachusetts Representative John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Washington Times-Herald photographer Jacqueline Lee Bouvier were first introduced at a dinner party in Washington, D.C
Both highly educated children of wealthy and influential families, they were frequently seen in the society pages and attended the same gatherings. They shared an immediate attraction.
After winning a Senate seat in November 1952, Kennedy began courting Bouvier in earnest
Stories vary about where and when Kennedy first popped the question — some claim it was in Booth 3 of Martin’s Tavern in Georgetown on June 24, 1953, while others claim it took place over the phone, or at the Omni Parker House in Boston Read more…