Jean Kennedy Smith Wiki – Biography
Jean Kennedy Smith was the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy and a former ambassador to Ireland from 1993 to 1998.
In 1974, Smith founded Very Special Arts, an education program that supports artists with physical or mental disabilities. The program followed in the footsteps of her sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s creation of the Special Olympics for disabled athletes.
Jean Kennedy Smith Age
Jean Kennedy Smith was 92 years old. She was born on Feb. 20, 1928, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. She died on June 17, 2020, in New York City, New York.
Jean Kennedy Smith married Kennedy’s family financial adviser and future White House chief-of-staff Stephen Edward Smith on May 19, 1956. Stephen E. Smith died in 1990.
Jean Kennedy Smith and her husband Stephen Edward Smith had four children. They had two sons, attorney Stephen Edward Smith Jr. and physician William Kennedy Smith. They adopted two daughters, Amanda Smith, and Kym Smith.
Smith was the eighth of nine children born to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Kennedy. Her siblings were Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Kathleen Cavendish, U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., and U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
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Her older brother Joseph Kennedy Jr. was killed in action during World War II; Kathleen Kennedy died in a 1948 plane crash; President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, was killed in 1968. The youngest of the Kennedy siblings, Senator Edward Kennedy, died of brain cancer in August 2009. Her sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver also died in August 2009. Rosemary died in 2005; and Patricia in 2006.
Her father was ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1938 to 1940. Her niece Caroline Kennedy served as ambassador to Japan during the Obama administration.
Cause of Death
Smith died on June 18, 2020, at her home in Manhattan at the age of 92. Her daughter Kym told The New York Times. Jean Kennedy Smith’s cause of death was not revealed.
Jean Kennedy Smith’s net worth is unclear. However, the Kennedy family has an estimated net worth of $2 billion.