Shriver, Sargent, 1915-2011


Shriver, Sargent, 1915-2011


Bio: 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.


LBJ Connection: Organizer and first director, Peace Corps, 1961-1966; Member, Outside Task Force on War Against Poverty, 1964; Director, Office of Economic Opportunity, 1964-1968; U.S. Ambassador to France, 1968-1970