JFK's Only Grandson Jack Schlossberg Will Make You Do a Double Take
If there was any confusion about the young man endorsing Joe Biden next to Caroline Kennedy at the Democratic convention last night, it was none other than her youngest child John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, aka Jack—the only grandson of JFK and Jackie O. And yes, he is the spitting image of his grandfather.
While his mother spoke about her experience working with Biden when she was the Ambassador to Japan, Jack used his time to speak about the future. He said, "Times have changed, but the themes of my grandfather’s speech — courage, unity, and patriotism — are as important today as they were in 1960. Once again, we need a leader who believes America’s best days are yet to come. We need Joe Biden.”
After their appearance, social media immediately began making (fair!) comparisons between Jack and his late grandfather, but this isn't the first time he's caught people's attention.
Below you'll find six things you should know about the rising young figure.
1. He lived in Japan while his mother was the U.S. ambassador to the country
Jack graduated from Yale almost two years ago, with a history degree that focused on Japanese history. Thus, it was no surprise that he spent considerable time living in the country, for which his mother was the U.S. ambassador. We love seeing pictures of him, his mom, and former First Lady Michelle Obama during FLOTUS's Kyoto visit in 2015.
2. He co-founded a nonprofit in the eighth grade
Called RelightNY, the organization, which Jack helped launch in 2007, provided energy-efficient light bulbs to low-income families around New York.
3. He's a political writer
Older sisters Rose and Tatiana Schlossberg (pictured below with their brother) are a comedian and a New York Times reporter respectively, and Jack is also in the writing game. He honed his chops at Yale, where he was a writer for the university's The Yale Herald paper. Since then he has penned pieces for Time, The Washington Post, and Politico and taken resolute points of view that follow in the footsteps of his grandfather.
4. He's not just American political royalty, but a volunteer EMT and fisherman as well
Let's be honest: a person's social media bio is quite revelatory of their character! "Volunteer EMT and fisherman," are just two things Schlossberg has included in his Twitter bio. He isn't too active on the social medium, but we wonder if that will change as he becomes more visible in the public eye.
5. He's cool even while hanging with the fashion set
During one of the Met Gala after-parties, Schlossberg posed for a few snaps with model Anna Cleveland. So clearly the 24-year-old has no stage fright when it comes to hanging around some of the world's most fashionable people. We can dig it!
6. Schlossberg takes after his uncle JFK Jr. and is quite all right with it
Jack's dashing good looks immediately bring to mind his late uncle John F. Kennedy Jr (above). And he appreciates the comparison. "[He] loves being compared to him," a family friend told People in 2014. Given his fashionable red carpet appearance this week, we look forward to seeing Schlossberg at more stylish parties this year.