Caroline Kennedy (Schlossberg), was born November 27, 1957, and is the daughter of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and niece of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. She is Ambassador to Japan. Before that, she was a writer and lawyer who resided in New York City. She is a member of the John F. Kennedy Library Board, Kennedy Foundation, American Ballet Theater and the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award foundation.
In 2008, she served as a member of the advisory committee suggesting vice-presidential nominees for Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
In December 2008, she sought to be appointed to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton when Clinton became Secretary of State, despite the fact that Caroline Kennedy "has never held political office or shaped public policy." On January 22, 2009, Kennedy released a statement withdrawing from consideration for the seat, citing "personal reasons". Kennedy declined to expand upon the reasons that led to her decision to withdraw. One day after Kennedy's withdrawal, Paterson announced his selection of Representative Kirsten Gillibrand to fill the Senate seat.
In November 2013, Kennedy became the US Ambassador to Japan.
Spouse & Children
- Husband: Edwin Schlossberg (married July 19, 1986) is museum exhibit designer
- Children: Rose Kennedy Schlossberg, born June 25, 1988; Tatiana Celia Kennedy Schlossberg, born May 5, 1990; John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg (Jack), born January 19, 1993
- "Kennedy Drops Bid for Senate Seat, Citing Personal Reasons", January 22, 2009. Retrieved on January 9, 2010.
- Confessore, Nicholas. "Kennedy Says Children Had No Role in Senate Decision", May 18, 2009. Retrieved on January 9, 2010.
- "Caroline Kennedy Withdraws Senate Bid", MSNBC, January 22, 2009. Retrieved on January 22, 2009.