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R. Sargent Shriver Dies – Peace Corps Director

January 19, 2011

Another inspiring leader from the Kennedy generation, R. Sargent Shriver, Former Peace Corps Director and Vice Presidential Candidate, has died.

R. Sargent Shriver, the Kennedy in-law who became the founding director of the Peace Corps, the architect of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s war on poverty, the United States ambassador to France and the Democratic candidate for vice president in 1972, died Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. He was 95.

New York Times, click here

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