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  Remembering Sargent Shriver

Sargent Shriver, first Peace Corps leader, dies

Sargent Shriver, a former Democratic vice-presidential candidate and the first leader of the Peace Corps, has died at age 95. Full story

Shriver: At the center of history

  Sargent Shriver marries into the Kennedy family, directs the Peace Corps, then sees his daughter Maria become first lady of California.

Sargent Shriver on MTP September 21, 1975

  On Sept. 21, 1975 presidential candidate and husband to Joe Kennedy's daughter, Eunice Kennedy Shriver amusingly gives reporter Martin Nolan of the Boston Globe a piece of his mind after being asked about suggestions that his success began when he "married the boss' daughter."

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  Celebrating Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

This Saturday will be the first “Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day,” with events happening all over the world in her honor. Her nephew, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., talks about his aunt’s passion for helping people with intellectual disabilities.

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Sargent Shriver, Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Sargent Shriver, Eunice Kennedy Shriver

FILE - In this July 27, 1965 file photo, one-week-old Paul Fitzgerald Kennedy Shriver makes his camera debut and his first trip as he leaves Logan International Airport in Boston with his mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver and his father Peace Corps Director Sargent Shriver. Eunice Kennedy Shriver, JF

Kennedy Family Gather On Election Night
Kennedy Family Gather On Election Night

Kennedy familly members (L-R) Eunice Shriver, Ethel Kennedy, Peter Lawford and Joan Kennedy, sitting together at the Kennedy compound during election night.