Senator Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier 60 years ago today (1953)
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(Saturday, September 12, 1953) — U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy, 36, married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, 24, today at St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island, in a Mass celebrated by Boston’s Archbishop Richard Cushing.
The wedding was considered the social event of the season with an estimated 700 guests at the ceremony and 1,200 at the reception that followed at Hammersmith Farm.
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