chapter  31
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Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

Before his death in 1957, Jack Bouvier exerted a strong influence on his daughter. Remarkably handsome, he enjoyed a wide reputation as a womanizer and liked to surround himself with beautiful, elegant women who maintained the allure of mystery and distance from those around them. John Davis, a Bouvier cousin, credits Jacqueline's father with helping her develop her own elegant style and the reserve that increased her attractiveness to many people and became her hallmark.