The Info List - Janet Auchincloss Rutherfurd

Janet Jennings Auchincloss Rutherfurd (June 13, 1945 – March 13, 1985) was an American socialite. She was the half-sister of the former First Lady of the United States, Jacqueline Onassis and socialite Lee Radziwill.


1 Early life 2 Personal life 3 See also 4 References

Early life[edit] Janet was the daughter of stockbroker Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Jr. (1897–1976) and socialite Janet Auchincloss (1907–1989). Her younger brother is James Lee Auchincloss (born 1947). In addition to elder half-sisters Jackie (1929–1994) and Lee (born 1933), from her mother's first marriage to stockbroker John Vernou "Black Jack" Bouvier III, she had three elder half-siblings from her father's previous marriages: Hugh III (1927–2015), Nina Auchincloss (born 1937),[1] and Thomas Auchincloss (born 1937). Janet Auchincloss made her debut in 1963. She studied at the Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, and Miss Porter's School
Miss Porter's School
in Farmington, Connecticut, the alma mater of her half-sisters Jacqueline and Lee. She went on to study music history at Sarah Lawrence College. She briefly dated future Secretary of State John Kerry. Personal life[edit] On July 30, 1966, she married Lewis Polk Rutherfurd, a recent graduate of Princeton University
Princeton University
and future financier.[2] Lewis was the son of Winthrop Rutherfurd of New York and Fishers Island,[3] the grandson of Frank L. Polk, Under Secretary of State
Under Secretary of State
in Woodrow Wilson's cabinet, and the great-grandson of Levi P. Morton, the former Governor of New York and Vice-President of the United States
Vice-President of the United States
under Benjamin Harrison.[4] The couple moved to Hong Kong, where she later founded an overseas chapter of the League of Women Voters. They had three children:

Lewis Stuyvesant Rutherfurd Andrew Hugh Auchincloss Rutherfurd Alexandra Rutherfurd

Janet died of cancer at the age of 39 in a Boston
hospital on March 13, 1985, with her half-sister Jackie by her side.[5] Her husband later married Katharine duPont Sanger (grand-daughter of Lammot du Pont II) on June 10, 1989.[3] See also[edit]

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier


^ The Kennedy White House: Family Life and Pictures, 1961-1963 By Carl Sferrazza Anthony, page 149 ^ "Janet Jennings Auchincloss Wed to Lewis P. Rutherfurd; Half-Sister of Mrs. Kennedy Is Married at St. Mary's Church in Newport Reception at Family Estate to Held for 600". The New York Times. 31 July 1966. Retrieved 13 October 2017.  ^ a b Staff (June 11, 1989). "Katharine duPont Sanger Marries Lewis Rutherfurd". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 March 2016.  ^ Staff (May 9, 1966). "Janet Jennings Auchincloss Betrothed". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 March 2016.  ^ "Janet Rutherfurd Dies at 39; Half-Sister of Mrs. Onassis". The New York Times. 21 March 1985. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 

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