Janet Auchincloss Rutherfurd Photo

Janet Auchincloss Rutherfurd

Born: Jun 13, 1945

Death: Mar 13, 1985

Profession: Socialite

Nationality: United States

Janet Auchincloss Rutherfurd

Date of Birth : Jun 13, 1945
Date of Death : Mar 13, 1985

Janet Jennings Auchincloss was an American socialite. She was also the half-sister of First Lady Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Bouvier and actress Caroline Lee Bouvier. Janet was the daughter of stockbroker Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Jr. and socialite Janet Norton Lee. Her younger brother is James Lee Auchincloss. In addition to elder half-sisters Jackie and Lee 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, Nina, and Thomas. Janet Auchincloss made her debut in 1963. She studied at the Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, and 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 District Attorney, Lieutenant Governor, Senator, Presidential Candidate, and Secretary of State John Kerry. On July 30, 1966, she married Lewis Polk Rutherfurd, a recent graduate of Princeton University and future financier. The couple moved to Hong Kong, where she later founded an overseas chapter of the League of Women Voters. They had three children:


  • Socialite

Also known as

  • Janet Rutherfurd


  • Janet Lee Bouvier
  • Hugh D. Auchincloss


  • Lewis Polk Rutherfurd


  • Alexandra Rutherfurd
  • Lewis Polk Rutherfurd, Jr.
  • Andrew Rutherfurd
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