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Sargent Shriver

Politician
Male
Born Nov 9, 1915
Hometown Westminster, Mary...
Died Jan 18, 2011
Death Place Bethesda, Maryland
Political Party Democratic Partyl
Religion Catholic Church
Nationality American

Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. , known as Sargent Shriver, R. Sargent Shriver, or, from childhood, Sarge, was an American statesman and activist. As the husband of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, he was part of the Kennedy family, serving in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Shriver was the driving force behind the creation of the Peace Corps, founded the Job Corps, Head Start and other programs as the "architect" of Johnson's "War on Poverty" and served as the United States Ambassador to France.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1915 Birth Born on November 9, 1915.

TEENAGE

1934 18 Years Old After he graduated in 1934, Shriver spent the summer in Germany as part of the Experiment in International Living, returning in the fall of 1934 to enter Yale University.

TWENTIES

1938 22 Years Old He received his bachelor's degree in 1938, having been a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Phi chapter) and the Scroll and Key Society. … Read More
1940 24 Years Old An early opponent of American involvement in World War II, Shriver was a founding member of the America First Committee, an organization started in 1940 by a group of Yale law students, also including future U.S. President Gerald Ford and Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, that tried to keep the United States out of the European war. … Read More

THIRTIES

1953 37 Years Old After a seven-year courtship, Shriver married Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the third daughter of Joseph P., Sr. and Rose Kennedy, on May 23, 1953, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. … Read More

FIFTIES

1967 51 Years Old Shriver was awarded the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award in 1967. … Read More
1968 52 Years Old Shriver served as U.S. Ambassador to France from 1968 to 1970, becoming a quasi-celebrity among the French for bringing what Time magazine called "a rare and welcome panache" to the normally sedate world of international diplomacy.
1971 55 Years Old He was associated with the Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson law firm in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in international law and foreign affairs, beginning in 1971. … Read More
During the 1972 U.S. presidential election, he was George McGovern's running mate as the Democratic Party's nominee for Vice President, replacing Thomas Eagleton, who had resigned from the ticket. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1976 - 1989 4 More Events
1994 78 Years Old …  On August 8, 1994, Shriver received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor, from President Bill Clinton. … Read More
2003 87 Years Old Shriver was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2003.
2004 88 Years Old In 2004 his daughter, Maria, published a children's book, What's Happening to Grandpa?, to help explain Alzheimer's to children. … Read More
2007 91 Years Old In July 2007, Shriver's son-in-law, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, speaking in favor of stem-cell research, said that Shriver's Alzheimer's disease had advanced to the point that "Today, he does not even recognize his wife."
Maria Shriver discusses her father's worsening condition in a segment for the four-part 2009 HBO documentary series The Alzheimer's Project called Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?, including describing a moment when she decided to stop trying to correct his various delusions.
2011 95 Years Old Shriver died on January 18, 2011, in Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, at age 95.
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