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Janet Auchincloss Rutherfurd

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Name  Janet Rutherfurd

Role  Socialite
Janet Jennings Auchincloss arrived at St. Mary's Catholic Church wearing her wedding gown to become the bride of Lewis Polk Rutherford.

Born  June 13, 1945 (1945-06-13)
Education  Potomac SchoolMiss Porter's SchoolSarah Lawrence College
Relatives  Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (half-sister)Caroline Lee Bouvier (half-sister)Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (half-niece)Anthony Stanislaw Albert Radziwill (half-nephew)Anna Christina Radziwill (half - niece)John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. (half-nephew)Patrick Bouvier Kennedy (half-nephew)
Died  March 13, 1985, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Spouse  Lewis Polk Rutherfurd (m. 1966–1985)
Siblings  Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, James Lee Auchincloss, Nina Auchincloss Steers
Parents  Janet Lee Bouvier, Hugh D. Auchincloss
Children  Andrew Rutherfurd, Alexandra Rutherfurd, Lewis Polk Rutherfurd, Jr.
Similar People  Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Janet Lee Bouvier, Hugh D Auchincloss, Lee Radziwill, John Vernou Bouvier III

Janet auchincloss rutherfurd top 6 facts

Janet Jennings Auchincloss Rutherfurd (June 13, 1945 – March 13, 1985) was an American socialite. She was the half-sister of the former First Lady of the United States, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and socialite Lee Radziwill.


Janet Jennings Auchincloss Rutherfurd wearing a wedding gown.

Early life

Janet Jennings Auchincloss Rutherford in Newport, Rhode Island on July 30, 1966.

Janet was the daughter of stockbroker Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Jr. (1897–1976) and socialite Janet Auchincloss (1907–1989). Her younger brother is James Lee Auchincloss (born 1947). In addition to elder half-sisters Jackie (1929 – 1994) and Lee (born 1933), from her mother's first marriage to stockbroker John Vernou "Black Jack" Bouvier III, she had three elder half-siblings from her father's previous marriages: Hugh III (born 1927), Nina Auchincloss (born 1937), and Thomas Auchincloss (born 1937).

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 Secretary of State John Kerry.

Personal life

The wedding of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island on September 12, 1953, and Janet Jennings Auchincloss as their flower girl offers Kennedy a piece of cake.

On July 30, 1966, she married Lewis Polk Rutherfurd, a recent graduate of Princeton University and future financier. Lewis was the son of Winthrop Rutherfurd of New York and Fishers Island, the grandson of Frank L. Polk, Under Secretary of State in Woodrow Wilson's cabinet, and the great-grandson of Levi P. Morton, the former Governor of New York and Vice-President of the United States under Benjamin Harrison. The couple moved to Hong Kong, where she later founded an overseas chapter of the League of Women Voters. They had three children:

During the wedding of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier and one of their flower girls was Janet Jennings Auchincloss.

  • Lewis Stuyvesant Rutherfurd
  • Andrew Hugh Auchincloss Rutherfurd
  • Alexandra Rutherfurd

  • Facts about Janet Auchincloss Rutherfurd concerning her dating history.

    Janet died of cancer at the age of 39 in a Boston hospital on March 13, 1985, with her half-sister Jackie by her side. Her husband later married Katharine duPont Sanger (grand-daughter of Lammot du Pont II) on June 10, 1989.


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