Who headed the Peace Corps when Kennedy created it?

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By Jennifer (0-1pool149-43.nas4.melbourne2.fl.us.da.qwest.net - on Sunday, March 14, 2004 - 4:10 pm: Edit Post

I would really like to know who this person was.

By Sarah Smith (dialup- - on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 5:12 pm: Edit Post

Sargent Shriver, husband of Eunice Shriver (Kennedy's daughter). There was some scandal regarding Shriver's appointment, and so Shriver accepted a salary of $1.00 per year as Peace Corps director to illustrate his good intentions.

By John W Strain III (jwstrain) (bgp01050142bgs.southg01.mi.comcast.net - on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 5:35 am: Edit Post

Eunice is, in fact, JFK's sister and mother of California's First Lady.

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