September 12, 1953 : JFK marries Jacqueline Bouvier

Introduction

Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, a photographer for the Washington Times-Herald, at St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island. More than 750 guests attended the ceremony presided over by Boston Archbishop Richard Cushing and featuring Boston tenor Luigi Vena, who sang “Ave Maria.” A crowd of 3,000 onlookers waited outside the church for a glimpse of the newlyweds, who were taken by motorcycle escort to their wedding reception at Hammersmith Farm, an estate overlooking Naragansett Bay. Kennedy was elected the 35th president of the United States seven years later.

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September 12, 1953 : JFK marries Jacqueline Bouvier

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2010

  • Title

    September 12, 1953 : JFK marries Jacqueline Bouvier

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jfk-marries-jacqueline-bouvier

  • Access Date

    December 15, 2017

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    A+E Networks