Kennedy brother-in-law and Peace Corps founder Sargent Shriver dies





Sargent Shriver, the first US Peace Corps director, Democratic vice-presidential candidate and brother-in-law to President John F Kennedy, has died.

His son, Anthony Kennedy Shriver, said he had died on Tuesday aged 95 after two days in hospital.

Mr Shriver, who was George McGovern's vice-presidential running mate in 1972, married Eunice Kennedy in 1958.

His son-in-law is former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Mr Shriver also ran President Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty" programme.
'Guiding light'

US President Barack Obama praised Mr Shriver as "one of the brightest lights of the greatest generation", and said he "came to embody the idea of public service"....


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