John F. Kennedy Jr.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999), often referred to as John-John or JFK Jr., was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was a son of the 35th U.S. president John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and a younger brother of Caroline Kennedy. Three days before his third birthday, his father was assassinated.

John F. Kennedy Jr.
Born
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.

(1960-11-25)November 25, 1960
DiedJuly 16, 1999(1999-07-16) (aged 38)
Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, U.S.
Cause of deathPlane crash
EducationBrown University (AB)
New York University (JD)
Occupation
  • Lawyer
  • journalist
  • magazine publisher
Spouse(s)
(m. 1996)
Parent(s)
FamilyKennedy family

From his childhood years at the White House, Kennedy was heavily covered by media, and later became a popular social figure in Manhattan. Trained as a lawyer, he worked as a New York City assistant district attorney for almost four years. In 1995, Kennedy launched George magazine, using his political and celebrity status to publicize it. He died in a plane crash in 1999 at the age of 38.


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