Janet Auchincloss Rutherfurd
|Janet Auchincloss Rutherfurd|
|Born||Janet Jennings Auchincloss
June 13, 1945
|Died||March 13, 1985
Miss Porter's School
Sarah Lawrence College
|Spouse(s)||Lewis Polk Rutherfurd (1966—1985, her death)|
|Children||Lewis Polk Rutherfurd, Jr.
|Parents||Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Jr.
Janet Norton Lee
|Relatives||Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill (half-sisters)|
Born Janet Jennings Auchincloss, she was the daughter of Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Jr. and Janet Norton Lee. She had a younger brother James Lee Auchincloss (b. 1947). Both of her parents had children from their previous marriages, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Janet Auchincloss made her debut in 1963. She studied at the Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, and Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut, the alma mater of her half-sisters Jacqueline and Lee. She went on to study music history at Sarah Lawrence College. She briefly dated future Senator and Presidential candidate John Kerry.
On July 30, 1966, she married Lewis Polk Rutherfurd, a recent graduate of Princeton University and future financier. The couple moved to Hong Kong, where she later founded an overseas chapter of the League of Women Voters. They had three children: Lewis, Jr., Andrew, and Alexandra.
- "Janet Jennings Auchincloss Wed to Lewis P. Rutherfurd; Half-Sister of Mrs. Kennedy Is Married at St. Mary's Church in Newport Reception at Family Estate to Held for 600", New York Times, July 31, 1966
- "Janet Rutherfurd Dies at 39; Half-Sister of Mrs. Onassis", New York Times, March 21, 1985