This Day In History - John F. Kennedy Marries Jacqueline 1953

John F. Kennedy Marries Jacqueline 1953

Sunday, September 12, 2021

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Event Description

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 theceremony presided over by Boston Archbishop Richard Cushing and featuring Boston tenor Luigi Vena, who sang "Ave Maria." A crowd of 3,000 onlookerswaited 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 ofthe United States seven years later.

Event Location

Newport, Rhode Island