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For Sale: Alexandria Home of Secret Service Agent Who Saved Jackie Kennedy

President John F. Kennedy slumps down in the back seat of the Presidential limousine as it speeds along Elm Street toward the Stemmons Freeway overpass after being fatally shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy leans over the president as Secret Service agent Clinton Hill rides on the back of the car. (AP Photo/Ike Altgens)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – For sale in Alexandria, Virginia is the home owned by retired famed Secret Service Agent Clinton Hill, who received the nation’s highest civilian award for bravery and is credited with saving Jaqueline Kennedy’s life during the tragic events leading to the assassination of JFK.

As First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s primary Secret Service agent, Hill was riding on the running board of the follow-up car on November 22, 1963, behind the presidential limousine in the motorcade through Dallas. As shots were fired, Hill raced to the back of the president’s car to shield President and Mrs. Kennedy with his body.

Hill worked at the White House with five presidents—Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford. His Secret Service career spanned a turbulent time in history that included the U2 spy incident; the assassinations of JFK, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert Kennedy; the Vietnam War; the Civil Rights movement; riots; the burning of major U.S. cities; Watergate; and the resignations of Vice President Spiro Agnew and President Richard M. Nixon. Through it all, Hill rose through the ranks of the Secret Service, retiring in 1975 as Assistant Director, responsible for all Protective Forces.

At the age of 78, he wrote Mrs. Kennedy and Me, a memoir of his four years with Jacqueline Kennedy that became a #1 New York Times bestseller. Two other bestsellers followed: Five Days in November, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, and in 2016, Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford.

His Alexandria Home

Hill and his wife bought their mid-century Alexandria ranch house at 1068 Chambliss Street in 1967 and raised their family there.

1068 Chambliss is situated on an expansive corner lot. (Photo: MLS)

Now completely renovated, it is like new again and available for sale, represented by The Homes of Alexandria Team of Compass.

Hill’s mid-century ranch home in Alexandria is a well-priced gem in the shadow of the nation’s Capital in Alexandria South. (Photo: MLS)

Built in 1958, the home is located on an expansive corner lot and boasts three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and newly refinished hardwood floors throughout the main level. The kitchen boasts quartz countertops, new stainless steel appliances, and restored solid wood cabinets. The finished lower level is light and bright and leads out to the expansive 14,000+ SF corner lot. An attached garage and driveway provide convenient off-street parking. The property is offered at $599,900.

See full listing and photos here is 1068 Chambliss Street

Clinton Hill is now 88, retired, and living in California. (Courtesy photo)


Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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  1. He was a brave man, why shouldn’t he try to get as much for his home as possible? What’s the harm in that? I believe he’s earned the right. God bless him.

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