About: Jeff Nilsson

Jeff Nilsson Jeff Nilsson is the director of Post archives and a website editor. He is a specialist in American History, with graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, University of New Mexico, and Eastern Michigan University. He writes our website's weekly Retrospective feature, and is directing the program of digitally converting the magazine's 190 years of issues.

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Falling for Jackie Kennedy

Many Americans only got their first look at Jackie during the inaugural ceremonies, but her fashion sense and unflappable poise soon made her one of... More

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Rethinking Kennedy’s Camelot

In the years following the death of President Kennedy, many people often spoke of his presidency as an idyllic time. They dubbed those pre-assassination days... More

Massachusetts students visit their new senator, John F. Kennedy, whom many women consider the most eligible—and least justifiable—bachelor in the US. Photo courtesy Ollie Atkins.
A Very Eligible Politician

It was unusual for the Post to run a feature article on a senator, particularly one as young and inexperienced as John F. Kennedy. ... More

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