Sargent Shriver, perhaps best known for being the founder of the Peace Corps, the husband of Eunice Kennedy and the father of Maria Shriver, has died. CNN reports Shriver, whose health had been declining in recent years due to Alzheimer’s, died Tuesday. He was 95.
Shriver had a long career in politics. He served in the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson administrations. Shriver also served as the United States ambassador to France for 2 years and ran for vice president with 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern.
Shriver married Eunice Kennedy, the sister of John F. Kennedy, in 1953. They had 5 children. Eunice died in 2009 at the age of 88.
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