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Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Jr.

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Place of Burial: Bronx, Bronx County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugh Dudley Auchincloss and Emma Brewster Jennings
Husband of Janet Norton Bouvier and Janet Norton Bouvier
Ex-husband of Maya Auchincloss; Nina Olds; Maria Nikolayevna Rand and Nina S. Olds
Father of Janet Rutherfurd; James Lee Auchincloss; Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, III; Nina Gore Straight-Steers; Thomas Auchincloss and 3 others

Occupation: lawyer, stocckbroker
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About Hugh D. Auchincloss

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Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Jr. (August 15, 1897 – November 20, 1976) was an American stockbroker and lawyer who became the second husband of Janet Lee Bouvier, the mother of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.


Biography


Auchincloss was born at Hammersmith Farm in Newport, Rhode Island. He was the son of Hugh Dudley Auchincloss (1858–1913), a merchant and financier, and Emma Brewster Jennings, daughter of Oliver B. Jennings, a founder of Standard Oil. His uncles were Edgar Stirling Auchincloss (father of James C. Auchincloss) and John Winthrop Auchincloss (grandfather of Louis Auchincloss). He had two older sisters, Esther Judson Auchincloss and Ann Burr Auchincloss. His father is the youngest brother of Edgar Stirling Auchincloss, making Hugh the nephew of Edgar Stirling Auchincloss and cousin of politician James C. Auchincloss.


Auchincloss graduated in 1920 from Yale University, where he was elected to the Elihu Senior Society. He earned a law degree from Columbia University in 1924. Auchincloss served in the United States Navy during World War I and worked for the Office of Naval Intelligence and the War Department during World War II. Auchincloss had been a special agent with the Commerce Department before joining the State Department as an aviation specialist in 1927. Four years later, he resigned government service and used some of the enormous inheritance from his mother to found the Washington brokerage firm of Auchincloss, Parker & Redpath.


His first marriage, from June 4, 1925, to 1932, was to Maya de Chrapovitsky, a Russian noblewoman. They had one child, Hugh D. "Yusha" Auchincloss III (born 1927). His second, from 1935 to 1941, was to Nina S. Gore (1903–1978), mother of author Gore Vidal. They had two children, Nina Gore Auchincloss (born 1935) and Thomas Gore Auchincloss (born 1937). On June 21, 1942, he married Janet Lee Bouvier, who was already mother of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill. They had two children, Janet Jennings Auchincloss (1945–1985) and James Lee Auchincloss (born 1947).


Auchincloss was responsible for the then Jacqueline Bouvier getting her first job in journalism at the Washington Times-Herald. He gave her away at her wedding to future president John F. Kennedy, the reception of which was held at Hammersmith Farm on September 12, 1953. A long-time financial contributor to the Republican Party, he contributed to the campaign of his Democratic son-in-law, saying "I want to live in harmony with Mrs. Auchincloss and all the other members of the family."


Hugh Dudley Auchincloss Jr. was an American stockbroker and lawyer who became the second husband of Nina S. Gore, mother of Gore Vidal, and also the second husband of Janet Lee Bouvier, the mother of First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (wife of President John F. Kennedy) and Caroline Lee Bouvier.

Early life Auchincloss was born at Hammersmith Farm in Newport, Rhode Island. He was the son of Hugh Dudley Auchincloss Sr. (1858–1913), a merchant and financier, and Emma Brewster Jennings. His maternal grandparents were Oliver Burr Jennings and Esther Judson Goodsell. His uncles included Edgar Stirling Auchincloss, the father of U.S. Representative James C. Auchincloss, and John Winthrop Auchincloss, the grandfather of Louis Auchincloss, an attorney and author. He had two older sisters, Esther Judson Auchincloss and Ann Burr Auchincloss.

Auchincloss graduated from Groton School in Massachusetts and then from Yale University in 1920, where he was elected to the Elihu Senior Society. He earned a law degree from Columbia University in 1924.

Career From 1924 to 1926, Auchincloss practiced law in New York City, before joining the Commerce Department as a special agent in aeronautics. In 1927, he was appointed an aviation expert in the State Department.[4] Four years later in 1931, he resigned government service to form a brokerage firm.

In 1931, he bought his seat on the New York Stock Exchange for $235,000 (equivalent to $3,701,000 in 2016). It was reported that he used some of the large inheritance received from his mother to found the Washington, DC brokerage firm of "Auchincloss, Parker & Redpath" with Chauncey B. Parker and Albert G. Redpath. The firm eventually had 16 offices with two in New York City and the rest spread along the East Coast. In 1970, the firm merged with Thomson & McKinnon, a brokerage house based in New York. At that time of the merger, the new firm, known as Thomson & McKinnon Auchincloss, had assets of $160 million (equivalent to $673,404,000 in 2016) and 58 offices. By the time of his Auchincloss' death in 1976, the firm was known as Thomson & McKinnon Auchincloss Kohlmeyer.

Auchincloss' former residence in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. During World War II Auchincloss worked for the Office of Naval Intelligence and the War Department and was commissioned with the rank of Lieutenant in the Naval Reserve on May 26, 1942, serving in the United States Navy during World War II.

Personal life Auchincloss was married three times throughout his life and had five children. His first marriage was on June 4, 1925 to Maya de Chrapovitsky (1899-1990), a Russian noblewoman. Before their divorce in 1932, they had one child together:

Hugh Dudley "Yusha" Auchincloss III (1927–2015) In 1935, he married Nina S. Gore, the only daughter of Senator Thomas Gore. Nina had previously been married to Eugene Vidal, a Roosevelt appointee, and with him had Gore Vidal, the author. Before their divorce in 1941,[9] they had two children:

Nina Gore Auchincloss (born 1935)[10] Thomas Gore Auchincloss (born 1937). On June 21, 1942, he married for the third and final time to Janet Lee Bouvier, the mother of future First Lady Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Bouvier and Caroline Lee Bouvier. They remained married until his death in 1976 and had two children together:

Janet Jennings Auchincloss (1945–1985) James Lee Auchincloss (born 1947). Auchincloss was responsible for getting Jacqueline Bouvier her first job in journalism at the Washington Times-Herald. He gave her away at her wedding to future president John F. Kennedy, the reception of which was held at Hammersmith Farm on September 12, 1953. A long-time financial contributor to the Republican Party, he contributed to the campaign of his Democratic stepson-in-law, saying "I want to live in harmony with Mrs. Auchincloss and all the other members of the family."

Auchincloss died at his home in Georgetown on November 20, 1976 and was later buried at Island Cemetery in Newport.

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Hugh D. Auchincloss's Timeline

1897
August 15, 1897
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
1927
September 16, 1927
Age 30
New York, New York County, New York, United States
September 16, 1927
Age 30
New York, New York, United States
1935
1935
Age 37
Washintgon, District of Columbia, United States
1937
1937
Age 39
Washington, District of Columbia, United States