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  2. Sargent Shriver - Wikipedia

    Robert Sargent Shriver Jr. (November 9, 1915 – January 18, 2011) was an American diplomat, politician, and activist. As the husband of Eunice Kennedy Shriver , he was part of the Kennedy family . Shriver was the driving force behind the creation of the Peace Corps , and founded the Job Corps , Head Start , VISTA , Upward Bound , [2] and other ...

  3. Sargent Shriver - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. (November 9, 1915 – January 18, 2011) was an American politician who was the first director of the Peace Corps from 1961 until 1966, then he was the first director of the OEO from 1964 until 1968, and was the 21st ambassador to France from 1968 until 1970.

  4. R. Sargent Shriver | Kennedy family, Peace Corps, Special ...

    R. Sargent Shriver, administrator, diplomat, first director (1961–66) of the U.S. Peace Corps, and Democratic nominee for the U.S. vice presidency in 1972. A graduate of Yale Law School (1941), Shriver served as a U.S. naval officer during World War II, and, after a brief association with a Wall.

  5. R. Sargent Shriver | JFK Library

    Robert Sargent Shriver was born on November 9, 1915 in Westminster, Maryland to Robert and Hilda Shriver. After graduating from the Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut, which he attended on a full scholarship, Shriver spent the summer in Germany as part of the Experiment in International Living, returning in the fall of 1934 to begin ...

  6. SARGE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SARGENT SHRIVER. BY SCOTT STOSSEL. This exhaustively researched, authorized biography depicts Shriver’s connection to the historical events of the 20th century—the Great Depression, World War II, JFK’s assassination, the Cold War, and more.

  7. The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver

    Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. As founder of the Peace Corps, Head Start, the Special Olympics (with wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver), and other organizations, Sargent Shriver was a key social and political figure whose influence continues to the present day.

  8. Sargent Shriver’s Lasting—and Growing—Legacy | Brookings

    January 20, 2011. 3 min read. Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. guided the Peace Corps from its inception in 1961 (when it was a nascent vision of service and citizen diplomacy) to establish a renowned ...

  9. Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Sargent Shriver, 1915-2011

    During the Kennedy Administration, Sargent Shriver created the Peace Corps, serving as its first Director. This bold and enduring international program builds peace and fosters diplomacy by sending Americans to work on local projects in communities throughout the developing world.

  10. Sargent Shriver, the Peace Corps, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

    R. Sargent Shriver died today, just after the holiday to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., and not long before the fiftieth anniversary of the Peace Corps’ founding. Shriver would have had ...

  11. R. Sargent Shriver, Peace Corps Leader, Dies at 95

    R. Sargent Shriver, the Kennedy in-law who became the founding director of the Peace Corps, the architect of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s war on poverty, a United States ambassador to France ...