Caroline Kennedy

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“I feel that my father’s greatest legacy was the people he inspired to get  involved in public service and their communities, to join the Peace Corps, to go  into space. And really that generation transformed this country in civil rights,  social justice, the economy and everything.” Caroline Kennedy

Because it’s Father’s Day I wanted to highlight a woman with a prominent father and you can’t get any bigger that Caroline Kennedy. She is the only surviving child and grandchild of the immediate John F. Kennedy lineage. Neil Diamond wrote a song about her. She rode her pony, Macaroni while she lived in the White House.

Her father was assassinated when she was very young. She always worked hard to achieve. She received her degree from Harvard and then her Law Degree from Columbia University and she has lead a philanthropic life emphasizing the arts, particularly poetry and spoken word.

She met her husband while working with him at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has three children, Rose, Tatiana and John. Her love of art and poetry has driven her through the difficulties of losing her entire family: two brothers, a father and her mother. A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children is a wonderful book and she has all told edited 10 New York Times Best Selling books.

She began campaigning for Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat but withdrew due to personal reasons. This year she may be nominated by Obama to be the Ambassador of Japan which would make her the first woman to serve in that position.

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