Sargent Shriver

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Star-Studded Farewell for Sargent Shriver

Kennedy in-law honored for life of service

(Newser) - His 19 grandchildren read short remembrances, U2 frontman Bono led mourners in singing "Forever Young" and fond memories and laughter filled a funeral service for R. Sargent Shriver, the 95-year-old statesman laid to rest this weekend. Shriver, who served as the Peace Corps' first director for brother-in-law John Kennedy... More »

Sargent Shriver, Founder of Peace Corps, Dead at 95

Kennedy in-law ran as George McGovern's VP candidate in 1972

(Newser) - Sargent Shriver, a Kennedy in-law who was the first director of the Peace Corps, is dead at age 95, CNN reports. He had suffered from Alzheimer's for years and had been hospitalized for the last several days. Shriver entered political life through his 1953 marriage to Eunice Kennedy after having... More »

Sargent Shriver in Critical Condition

95-year-old Kennedy in-law admitted to hospital

(Newser) - Former Peace Corps director and vice-presidential nominee R. Sargent Shriver was in critical condition this morning after being admitted yesterday to a Maryland hospital, a family spokeswoman said. No other details about the 95-year-old's ailment were released, but Shriver announced in 2003 that he had Alzheimer's disease. More »

Eunice Shriver Critically Ill

(Newser) - Eunice Shriver, the 88-year-old sister of Sen. Ted Kennedy, is in intensive care in a Massachusetts hospital, the Cape Cod Times reports. The Special Olympics founder has been in the hospital for a week and is in critical but stable condition. Her family, including daughter Maria Shriver and son-in-law Arnold... More »

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