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Interview with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, May 13, 1981

Project: John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis explains her first impressions of Judge John Sherman Cooper and says that he was a very fine man. She was friends with Lorraine, who would later become Copper's wife. Onassis remembers various social engagements with the Coopers. The Kennedys' first dinner party after John F. Kennedy was elected president was with the Coopers. The Coopers also came to dinner when Life Magazine did a feature on the Kennedys. Onassis describes John Sherman Cooper as a very wise man.

Interview Accession

1981oh063_coop043

Interviewee Name

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1981-05-13

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Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 13 May. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Onassis, J.K. (1981, May 13). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. May 13, 1981, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

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