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Sargent Shriver

(Robert) Sargent Shriver, Jr. (born November 9, 1915) is an American politician, known for his association with the Kennedy family, most notably John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy, and as the main organiser and first director of the Peace Corps.

Shriver was U.S. ambassador to France from 1968 to 1970.

In 1972, Shriver ran for Vice President on the Democratic ticket, having replaced Thomas Eagleton[?] as the running mate of the liberal politician George McGovern. However, they were beaten by the Republican candidates Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew.

On May 23, 1953, Shriver married Eunice Kennedy, a sister of John F. Kennedy. Their daughter Maria[?] is famous as a television news presenter, and as the wife of the actor and former Mr. Universe, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Shriver and his wife are also associated with the Special Olympics.



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