Patrick Kennedy

Kennedy was described by the Saturday Evening Post as a ""gay", (not today's meaning) young, Bachelor" who traveled around Washington without a care or commitment. Those might have been a fun and positive attributes to describe a Congressman, but that was not the case for a prospective Senator who had even greater ambition. Luckily, Jack met Jacqueline Bouvier at a dinner party hosted by journalist Charlie Bartlett in 1951. Jacqueline Bouvier was a member of a distinguished New York Catholic family. She was working in Washington as a reporter when she met Congressman Kennedy. A two year courtship began. The courtship was interrupted by Jack's Senate campaign, which took priority, but the relationship continued just the same. On September 12th, 1953, they married at the Newport Rhode Island estate of her stepfather. They honeymooned together in Acapulco.