R. Sargeant Shriver: Public Official

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By Admin1 (admin) on Saturday, July 14, 2001 - 10:23 am: Edit Post

R. Sargeant Shriver


Public Official

Sargeant Shriver was born in Westminster, Maryland, and graduated from Yale Law School in 1941. After serving in World War II, he became a magazine editor, then a business associate of Joseph P. Kennedy. Shriver later married Kennedy's daughter, Eunice, and became business manager for the Presidential campaign of his brother-in-law, John F. Kennedy.

In 1961, Shriver became the first director of the Peace Corps, serving until 1966. Under President Johnson, Shriver was appointed director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, a post he retained from 1964 to 1968. He also served as Ambassador to France from 1968 to 1970.

Shriver was George McGovern's running mate in the 1972 Presidential campaign, after Thomas Eagleton withdrew from the ticket. McGovern and Shriver lost the election to incumbents Richard M. Nixon and Spiro Agnew.

R. Sargent Shriver: Public Official

By Daniel Cantor (66-44-56-39.s39.tnt2.lnhva.md.dialup.rcn.com - on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 11:26 am: Edit Post

My five-year Peace Corps overseas staff assignments
strenghthened my conviction of the value of its programs and the wisdom and courage of its earliest
leaders. This has all been shattered by Shriver's active suppport of the newly mis-electd governor of California. As a father and grandfather, I empathize with the conundrum resulting from the sometimes incomprehensible actions of offspring, but I cannot ever accept unconscionable support of such deeply flawed reasoning that will impact negatiuvely a state and perhaps the nation.
Dan Cantor, PC/India 71/72; PC/Fiji 7/2-7/25.

By Anonymous (tulip.tpl.toronto.on.ca - on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 11:58 am: Edit Post

Kennedy was in Toronto again-bad airport.

By kozak23 (ppp-71-139-140-190.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net - on Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 3:36 pm: Edit Post

Dear Sir,

Sargeant Shrivers life was depicted on channel 13, which is our public tv channel in Connecticut,what a wonderful man. He led the war on poverty in the 60's and it is such a loss for America that we spent the money in Vietnam instead of the war on poverty. Communism prevails in south east Asia and we still have poverty in America.

It's sad that Sargeant Shrivers dream didn't come true.


Bill Kozak

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