Shriver, Sargent, 1915-2011

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Birth 1915-11-09
Death 2011-01-18

Biographical notes:

Robert Sargent Shriver (b. 1915-d. Jan. 18, 2011), brother-in-law of John F. Kennedy, lawyer, businessman, government official, and diplomat, was Assistant General Manager, Merchandise Mart from 1948 to 1961. During and after the Kennedy administration, her served as the Director of the Peace Corps from 1961 to 1966, Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity from 1964 to 1968, and Special Assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1965 to 1968. Shriver later served as Ambassador to France from 1968 to 1970, and was a Vice Presidential candidate in 1972, and a Presidential candidate in 1976.

From the description of Shriver, Sargent, 1915-2011 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10569728

Lawyer, ambassador.

From the description of Reminiscences of Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. : oral history, 1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86131362

Sargent Shriver organized and directed the Peace Corps between 1948 and 1961, served as U.S. Ambassador to France between 1968 and 1970, and was candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1972. He married Eunice Mary Kennedy, daughter of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, in 1953. Gillis Long (1923-1985) was representative for the 8th U.S. Congressional District of Louisiana in 1963-1965 and 1973-1985. He ran unsuccessfully for governor of Louisiana in 1964 and 1971.

From the description of Sargent Shriver oral history interview, 1987. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 77070663


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