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9 Heartfelt Condolence Letters Jackie Kennedy Received From Famous People

An outpouring of sympathy for the widowed-First Lady.

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6. Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev (translation below).

JFK Presidential Library

It was with deep personal grief that I learned about the tragic death of your husband, President of the U.S. John F. Kennedy. All people who knew him greatly respected him, and I shall always keep the memory of my meetings with him. Accept my most sincere condolences and expressions of wholehearted sympathy with your grievous bereavement. N. Khrushchev.

3. The wife of J. D. Tippit, the Dallas police officer who was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald when he stopped to question him 45 minutes after Oswald had shot Kennedy.

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