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|Born||John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg
January 19, 1993
New York City
|Alma mater||Yale University|
|Parents||Edwin Arthur Schlossberg
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy
Schlossberg was born on January 19, 1993, in New York City to attorney Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (born 1957) and designer Edwin Arthur "Ed" Schlossberg (born 1945). He has two older sisters, Rose Kennedy Schlossberg (born 1988) and Tatiana Celia Schlossberg (born 1990). Schlossberg is the only grandson of President Kennedy and Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Bouvier (1929–1994). His father is Jewish and his mother is Catholic. Jack and his sisters grew up Catholic, and also keep up with Jewish traditions and holidays. Schlossberg became the only surviving male descendant of the former president when his uncle John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. (1960–1999), known as "John-John", died childless in a plane crash on July 16, 1999.
Like his sister Tatiana, Schlossberg is a student at Yale University. At Yale, he is training to become an EMT (Emergency medical technician). 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. Schlossberg, 21 years old, currently writes for the Yale Daily News, Yale Herald, and posts opinion pages for the New York Times. In September 2012, he announced his intention to pursue a career in politics after college graduation. 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. Schlossberg is a member of the John F. Kennedy Library New Frontier Award Committee.
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