Jackie Kennedy Fought to Keep John F. Kennedy Jr. in College
According to documents published by Page Six, the former First Lady was very involved in ensuring that JFK Jr. did not fail his classes at Brown University. For one, she filled out her son's application for him while he was away in Kenya; interestingly, she listed her late husband President John F. Kennedy’s occupation as “government” on the forms.
Newly surfaced letters between her and her son’s professors show her dedication to him graduating from college and how she did not demand special treatment. “I have never asked for special consideration for my children because I feel that is harmful to them,” she wrote in one letter to the dean.
The letters are up for auction for $85,000 by Gary Zimet of momentsintime.com. “The documents come from the estate of an administrator at Brown,” Zimet said, according to Page Six. “The letters show how involved Jackie was with his education and his tenure at Brown.”
JFK Jr. graduated from Brown in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree and got his law degree from NYU in 1989. He passed away in a plane crash in July 1999.