Sargent Shriver dies at 95

Updated: January 18, 2011, 7:56 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- He was often known as a member of the Kennedy family, through his late wife, Eunice. But Sargent Shriver had his own share of historic achievements.

Shriver died Tuesday at a hospital in suburban Washington. He was 95.

He was instrumental in expanding the Special Olympics with his wife, was the first director of the Peace Corps and led President Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty." From that effort came such programs as Head Start and Legal Services.

He ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?