Sargent Shriver
American politician
Sargent Shriver
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.
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LETTER; Children in Poverty
NYTimes - over 5 years
To the Editor: As much as historic new poverty numbers reflect national financial circumstances (“ Poverty Rate Soars to Highest Level Since 1993 ,” front page, Sept. 14), they also reveal a political reality that allows children to be most severely affected by this crisis. In the mid-1960s, about one-quarter of all children and the
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Hoyer gives St. Mary's athletes the Olympic treatment - So Md News
Google News - over 5 years
... mentions his support for the disabled during public appearances and is close with the family of the late Special Olympics founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who was married to Peace Corps founder and Maryland native R. Sargent Shriver, who died Jan
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Manatt's Stan Levy Honored by The American Lawyer for Lifetime Achievements - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Previous honorees have included Sargent Shriver, Warren Christopher, Howard Baker, and William Webster. More information on the Lifetime Achievement Awards is available at www.americanlawyer.com. Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is one of the nation's
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BREAKING: Steve Cuozzo Is CORRECT About 20% Mandatory Tipping - Gothamist
Google News - over 5 years
Sargent Shriver gave me -0- in tips even though I was staying late for his benefit. I was known to be a one of the best - many said I was the best. Leonard Bernstein said I as the man with the magic hands after I helped temporarily rid him of the
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Governor Quinn Signs Laws to Protect Consumers - Aledo Times Record
Google News - over 5 years
The legislation was proposed by the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. “This legislation represents an important step towards protecting innocent tenants in foreclosed properties,” said Sam Tuttle, Housing Staff Attorney from the Sargent
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Letter: Hatfield's shoes tough to fill - The Columbian
Google News - over 5 years
George McGovern and R. Sargent Shriver, amongst others, it's obvious I have been a lifelong Democrat. In these days of bickering and failure to compromise, one flashes back to memories of Oregon's Sen. Mark Hatfield, who crossed party lines with hand
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GCHS Alumni: Where Are They Now? Thomas Montalbine - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Sargent Shriver, Peace Corps director, 1961-1966 Tom Montalbine, GCHS '77, admitted he wasn't the greatest student in Garden City High School. He cut classes and did whatever minimal work required. So what did he do in the Peace Corps?
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More on Obama's twofer - The Hill (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
There was no agency to do this, so he appointed Sargent Shriver, head of the Peace Corps, to direct a group of officials who were assigned from relevant government agencies — Labor, Agriculture, others (I was delegated by the Justice Department) — to
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Arnold Schwarzenegger's Son Discharged From Hospital - International Business Times AU
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Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger, the youngest of the four children of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shiver, was hospitalized for more than a week after a surfing
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Right place, right time - Birmingham Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
It was just (Peace Corps Director and Kennedy's brother-in-law) Sargent Shriver and a few tables. Someone rushed in and said, 'Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands is here and she wants to get her picture taken with Shriver.' Someone said, 'Where's that
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Sunset Village In Foreclosure - Journal & Topics Newspapers Online
Google News - over 5 years
Attorneys hired by SVRA from the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law to help residents attempt to purchase the park advised residents they had 120 days to stay in their homes, but most chose not to fight and simply left
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PATRICK'S PEOPLE: Henry Williams honored for giving back - Pittsburg Morning Sun
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Henry Williams, Independence, is the 2011 recipient of the Sargent Shriver Annual Achievement Award, given by the national Community Action Partnership. He will receive the award Aug. 25 during the annual CAP conference in San Francisco
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Value Added: Donald Dell serves up secrets to better networking - Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Dell had two big mentors in his life: tennis great Jack Kramer and the late Sargent Shriver of Potomac, who was the Democratic candidate for vice president in 1972. Shriver called Dell to ask him to coach Shriver's son Bobby in tennis
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Mark Shriver Writing Book about Father, R. Sargent Shriver - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
R. Sargent Shriver died at 95 and will be the topic of Mark Shriver's book, which will be published in May 2012. JFK Library Mark Kennedy Shriver, a well-known Maryland politician and a member of the famed political clan,
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Mark Shriver Signs Contract to Write Book on Famous Father, Sargent Shriver - Patch.com
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Mark Shriver approaches the hearse carrying his father, Sargent Shriver, before the funeral at Our Lady of Mercy Parish on Saturday, January 22, 2011. Mark Kennedy Shriver, a well-known Maryland
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50 years of esprit de Corps - Boston Globe
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Sargent Shriver, shown with the first Peace Corps volunteers, made the CIA promise never to plant spies in the Corps. (Reuters/Jfk Library) By Katharine Whittemore A little name-dropping, and then we'll move on. Two former New England senators were
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sargent Shriver
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 95
    Shriver died on January 18, 2011, in Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, at age 95.
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  • 2009
    Age 93
    Two weeks later, on August 29, 2009, he also attended the funeral of her brother Ted Kennedy in Boston, Massachusetts.
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    On August 11, 2009, Shriver's wife of 56 years, Eunice, died at the age of 88.
    More Details Hide Details He attended her wake and funeral in Centerville and Hyannis, Massachusetts.
    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 91
    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."
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  • 2004
    Age 88
    In 2004 his daughter, Maria, published a children's book, What's Happening to Grandpa?, to help explain Alzheimer's to children.
    More Details Hide Details The book gives suggestions on how to help and to show love to an elderly person with the disease.
  • 2003
    Age 87
    Shriver was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2003.
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  • 1994
    Age 78
    On August 8, 1994, Shriver received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor, from President Bill Clinton.
    More Details Hide Details In December 1993, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County created the Shriver Center in honor of Shriver and his wife Eunice Kennedy. The center serves as the university's applied learning, civic engagement, and applied learning organization. The Shriver Center also is home to the Shriver Peaceworker Program and the Shriver Living Learning Community. The Job Corps dedicated a Center to his name in 1998 - the "Shriver Job Corps Center" - located in Devens, Massachusetts. The National Clearinghouse for Legal Services (renamed the National Center on Poverty Law in 1995) was renamed the Shriver Center in 2002 and each year awards a Sargent Shriver Award for Equal Justice. Sargent Shriver Elementary School, located in Silver Spring, Maryland, is named after him. In January 2008, a documentary film about Shriver aired on PBS, titled American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver.
  • 1989
    Age 73
    He was an investor in the Baltimore Orioles along with his eldest son Bobby Shriver, Eli Jacobs, and Larry Lucchino from 1989 to 1993.
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  • 1984
    Age 68
    In 1984, he was elected President of Special Olympics by the Board of Directors; as President, he directed the operation and international development of sports programs around the world.
    More Details Hide Details Six years later, in 1990, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Special Olympics.
  • 1981
    Age 65
    In 1981, Shriver was appointed to the Rockefeller University Council, an organization devoted exclusively to research and graduate education in the biomedical and related sciences.
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  • 1976
    Age 60
    Shriver unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976.
    More Details Hide Details His candidacy was short and he returned to private life.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1972
    Age 56
    United States presidential election, 1972 1976 Democratic presidential primaries
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    During the 1972 Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida, George McGovern considered Shriver as a vice presidential candidate, but his campaign was unable to reach Shriver, who was in Russia at the time, visiting Moscow.
    More Details Hide Details McGovern then selected Thomas Eagleton instead, who later resigned from the Democratic ticket following revelations of past mental health treatments. Shriver then replaced Eagleton on the ticket. The McGovern-Shriver ticket lost to Republican incumbents Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He was born in Westminster, Maryland, to Robert Sargent Shriver Sr. (1878–1942) and his wife Hilda (1883–1977), who had also been born with the surname "Shriver" (they were second cousins). He was the younger of the two sons. Sarge's elder brother was Thomas Herbert Shriver (1911–1989). Of partial German ancestry, Shriver was a descendant of David Shriver, who signed the Maryland Constitution and Bill of Rights at Maryland's Constitutional Convention of 1776. He spent his high school years at Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut, which he attended on a full scholarship. He was on Canterbury's baseball, basketball, and football teams, became the editor of the school's newspaper, and participated in choral and debating clubs.
  • 1971
    Age 55
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He retired as partner in 1986 and was then named of counsel to the firm.
  • 1968
    Age 52
    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.
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  • 1967
    Age 51
    Shriver was awarded the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award in 1967.
    More Details Hide Details It was named after a 1963 encyclical letter by Pope John XXIII that calls upon all people of good will to secure peace among all nations. Pacem in terris is Latin for 'Peace on Earth'.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1953
    Age 37
    After a seven-year courtship, Shriver married Eunice Kennedy on May 23, 1953, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details She was the third daughter of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy. They had five children: Shriver was admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, Illinois, and New York, and at the U.S. Supreme Court. A devout Catholic, Shriver attended daily Mass and always carried a rosary of well-worn wooden beads. He was critical of abortion and was a signatory to "A New Compact of Care: Caring about Women, Caring for the Unborn", which appeared in the New York Times in July 1992 and stated that "To establish justice and to promote the general welfare, America does not need the abortion license. What America needs are policies that responsibly protect and advance the interest of mothers and their children, both before and after birth." When brother-in-law John F. Kennedy ran for president, Shriver worked as a political and organization coordinator in the Wisconsin and West Virginia primaries. During Kennedy's presidential term, Shriver founded and served as the first director of the Peace Corps.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1940
    Age 24
    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 U.S. out of the European war.
    More Details Hide Details Nevertheless, Shriver volunteered for the U.S. Navy before the attack on Pearl Harbor, saying he had a duty to serve his country even if he disagreed with its policies. He spent five years on active duty, mostly in the South Pacific, serving aboard the, reaching the rank of lieutenant (O-3). He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds he received during the bombardment of Guadalcanal. Shriver's relationship with the Kennedys began when he was working as an assistant editor at Newsweek after his discharge from the Navy. He met Eunice Kennedy at a party in New York, and shortly afterwards family patriarch, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., asked him to look at diary entries written by his eldest son, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., who had died in a plane crash while on a military mission during World War II. Shriver was later hired to manage the Merchandise Mart, part of Kennedy's business empire, in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1938
    Age 22
    He received his bachelor's degree in 1938 in American Studies, having been a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Phi chapter) and the Scroll and Key Society.
    More Details Hide Details He was chairman of the Yale Daily News. Shriver then attended Yale Law School, earning an LL.B. degree in 1941.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1934
    Age 18
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1915
    Born
    Born on November 9, 1915.
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