Saturday, May 19, 2012

John Bouvier III Born May 19th

John Bouvier was born May 19th, 1891 in East Hampton, NY and was the oldest of five children. He served in World War I and became a stock broker after graduating Yale in 1914. Bouvier was given to drinking, gambling, and philandering, all of which contributed to his divorce in 1940 from Janet Norton Lee whom he married in 1928. The Bouviers had two daughters, Caroline Lee, who was younger, and Jacquline Lee, who would marry John F. Kennedy and charm Americans as First Lady. Despite his womanizing, Bouvier is alleged to have been one of Cole Porter's lovers.

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