Patrick Bouvier Kennedy

About Patrick Bouvier Kennedy

Who is it?: John F. Kennedy's Son
Birth Day: August 07, 1963
Birth Place: Bourne, Massachusetts, United States, United States
Died On: (1963-08-09)August 9, 1963 (aged 2 days)\nBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Birth Sign: Virgo
Cause of death: Hyaline membrane disease
Resting place: Arlington National Cemetery
Parent(s): John F. Kennedy Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
Family: Kennedy

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Patrick Bouvier Kennedy was bornon August 07, 1963 in Bourne, Massachusetts, United States, United States, is John F. Kennedy's Son. Patrick Bouvier Kennedy was the last child of American President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Patrick was born prematurely and he lived for just 39 hours, because of the quick onset of a disease. Between the time of his birth and death, a valiant effort was made by medical professionals, to try and save his life. This attempt included a hasty transfer to a hospital, located more than 100 kilometers away, the use of one of the most cutting-edge medical technologies at the time, and a very tense President, waiting outside the room where the child was being treated by the doctors. This dramatic sequence of events, many of which were reported by the national media, riveted a nation, as Americans waited with suspended breath, hoping for the child to recover. The fact that Jacqueline had suffered a miscarriage and a stillbirth in the past served as added emotional baggage for the country. However, even though the attempts to save Patrick’s life, and his death, became part of the American psyche, the assassination of his father, just three months after his death, would wound the nation further.
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All of which may explain why Kennedy’s friend and fellow World War II naval veteran Ben Bradlee is certain that when the president’s secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, hurried into the Oval Office at 11:43 a.m. on August 7, a Wednesday, to report that Jackie had gone into premature labor on Cape Cod, there was "no way in God's earth" that he did not think, My child is being born 20 years to the day when I was rescued, a coincidence providing an additional emotional dimension to a day that would be among the most traumatic of his life.

— Thurston Clarke, JFK's Last Hundred Days (2013)

Biography/Timeline

1888

Shortly after birth, Patrick developed symptoms of hyaline membrane disease (HMD), now called infant respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS). It was detected by breathing difficulties within minutes. The President arrived, saw his son in distress, and sent for a chaplain. The infant was quickly baptized with the name of Patrick after his grandfather Joseph Patrick Kennedy (1888–1969) and great-grandfather Patrick Joseph Kennedy (1858–1929), and Bouvier for his mother's maiden name.

1963

The child was initially buried at Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline, Massachusetts, the president's hometown. His body and that of a stillborn sister, whom Jacqueline Kennedy called Arabella, were re-interred on December 5, 1963, alongside their father at Arlington National Cemetery, and later again moved to their permanent graves in Section 45, Grid U-35.

2014

Patrick died at 4:04 a.m. on August 9—"despite a desperate medical effort to save him"—having lived 39 hours and 12 minutes. At the time of Patrick's death, the President was outside the room with the hyperbaric chamber with his brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. The First Lady, then 34, remained at Otis Air Force Base Hospital recovering from the caesarean section. She was told of her son's death by Dr. Walsh. (He would console her again after her husband's assassination; he was aboard Air Force One with her as she returned from Dallas with the president's body). She was given a sedative and slept until the President flew from Boston. Very little was said about the family's reaction; White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger stated of the First Lady's condition, "Given the circumstances, her condition is satisfactory." The President, who had reportedly only slept four hours since the birth, was photographed arriving at Otis Air Force Base looking "grave and appearing tired".