John Schlossberg

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John Schlossberg
Born John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg
(1993-01-19) January 19, 1993 (age 21)
New York City, U.S.
Alma mater Yale University
Parents Edwin Arthur Schlossberg
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy
Relatives

John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg (born January 19, 1993), known as "Jack",[1] is the son of Caroline Bouvier Kennedy and a member of the Kennedy family. He is an undergraduate student at Yale University where he writes for the student newspapers.

Early life and family[edit]

Schlossberg was born on January 19, 1993, in New York City to designer Edwin Arthur "Ed" Schlossberg (born 1945) and Caroline Kennedy (born 1957), daughter of U.S. President John F. Kennedy (1917–1963) and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1929–1994). He has two older sisters, Rose Kennedy Schlossberg (born 1988) and Tatiana Celia Kennedy Schlossberg (born 1990). Schlossberg's father comes from an Orthodox Jewish family of Ukrainian descent while his mother is a Catholic of Irish, French, Scottish, and English descent. Jack Schlossberg and his sisters grew up Catholic,[2] but also observe Jewish traditions and holidays.[3] As the lone grandson of President Kennedy and the First Lady, Schlossberg became the only surviving male descendant of JFK's immediate family when his uncle, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. (1960–1999), died childless in a plane crash on July 16, 1999.[4]

Education[edit]

In eighth grade, Schlossberg co-founded ReLight New York which raised more than $100,000 to install compact fluorescent lights in low-income housing developments.[1] Following the footsteps of his sister Tatiana, Schlossberg is a student at Yale University. At Yale, he is training to become an EMT (Emergency medical technician).[5]

Career[edit]

At Yale, Schlossberg writes for the Yale Daily News and Yale Herald.[6] He has also had bylines in the New York Times and CNN.[5][7] In addition to his EMT training, Schlossberg aspires to pursue a career in politics after college graduation.[8] In November 2013, he attended the "Medal of Freedom Award Dinner" to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his grandfather's death where he introduced President Barack Obama at the dinner.[9]

Schlossberg is a member of the John F. Kennedy Library New Frontier Award Committee.[10]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ a b Zibart, Eve (June 18, 2012). "Kennedys 4.0: The Dynasty Endures". Boston Common. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ Bloom, Nate (Summer 2008). "Interfaith Celebrities: The Brat Pack". Newton, Massachusetts: InterfaithFamily.com. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ Jacobson, Aileen. "A Kennedy Christmas". Newsday.com. Retrieved December 5, 2007. 
  4. ^ Oppenheimer, Jerry (February 27, 2013). "JFK's heir apparent". New York City: New York Post. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Schlossberg, Jack (November 8, 2012). "My generation showed up". Atlanta: CNN. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ Danielle Brennan (November 21, 2013). "JFK's grandson takes center stage: 9 things we know about Jack". "Today". Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ Schlossberg, John Kennedy (December 3, 2011). "From J.F.K.’s Grandson". New York Times Opinions. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ O'Shea, James (September 9, 2012). "JFK's only grandson set to pursue a political career after college". New York City: IrishCentral. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ Nedra Pickler (November 20, 2013). "Obamas, Clintons to honor JFK at gravesite". Associated Press. PBS. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Hawaii Congresswoman and Crowd-Funding Pioneer to Receive 2013 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards". John F. Kennedy Library. November 11, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 

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