Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver DSG (July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009) was an American philanthropist and a member of the Kennedy family. She was the founder of the Special Olympics, a sports organization for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, original name Eunice Mary Kennedy, (born July 10, 1921, Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.—died August 11, 2009, Hyannis, Massachusetts), American social activist who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the intellectually disabled and, in an effort to provide a forum for them to compete athletically, founded (1968 ...
Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Eunice Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on July 10, 1921, the fifth of Rose and Joseph Kennedy’s nine children and their third daughter. She attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart School in Noroton, Connecticut, and Manhattanville College, and received a B.S. degree in sociology from Stanford University ...
On 23 May 1953, Eunice Kennedy married Robert Sargent Shriver, and in 1957, she took over the direction of the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. The Foundation was established in 1946 as a memorial to Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.—the family's eldest son, who was killed in World War II.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a consultant to the President's Panel which supported the bill, stands among other dignitaries. October 24, 1963 Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston Eunice Kennedy Shriver helps a child into a swimming pool at Camp Shriver. 1962 Courtesy of the Special Olympics
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics, was a pioneer in the worldwide struggle for rights and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities. Learn More About Eunice Her Story Media Library Learning Center Tributes
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Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver Born: 10 July 1921 Brookline, Massachusetts Died: 11 August 2009 Hyannis Port, Massachusetts Spouse: Sargent Shriver (1953-2009) Parents: Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. Rose F. Kennedy Children: Bobby Shriver Maria Shriver Timothy Shriver Mark Shriver Anthony Shriver Education: Convent of the Sacred Heart Manhattanville College
Shriver served as the Director of the Peace Corps from 1961 to 1966. During his tenure as director, he traveled around the United States giving speeches about the Peace Corps in many different contexts: graduation ceremonies, honorary doctoral ceremonies, political meetings, and economic councils.