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Eunice Kennedy and Sargent Shriver dated for seven years. Click the image to read the entire Montgomery Magazine story on Mark Shriver. Photo: R. Sargent Shriver Collection/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library


President John F. Kennedy hands Sargent Shriver the pen after signing the law that created the Peace Corps on Sept. 22, 1961. Click the image to read the entire Montgomery Magazine story. Photo: Abbie Rowe/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library


Photos: Robert Sargent Shriver

Sargent Shriver(1915-2011) married Eunice Kennedy (1921-2009), a sister of John F. Kennedy, on May 23, 1953 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. They had five children. She was the founder of the Special Olympics and he was the driving force behind the Peace Corps.


The honor guard places President Kennedy’s casket in the East Room of the White House, Those watching include Hugh Auchincloss, Janet Auchincloss, Kenneth O’Donnell, Larry O’Brien, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, Naval Aide Captain Tazewell Shepard, Jean Kennedy Smith, Sargent Shriver, Jacqueline Kennedy, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and others. (Cecil Stoughton/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum/MCT)


ST-C289-21-63. Birthday Celebration for Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum


Party for Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy's 75th Birthday. Jacqueline Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, K. Lemoyne Billings, Jean Kennedy Smith, Ethel Kennedy, R. Sargent Shriver, Joan Kennedy, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, President Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Steve Smith, Edward M. Kennedy, Ann Gargan. Hyannisport, MA, Joseph P. Kennedy residence.


Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver(July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009) family, sister of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Kennedy.Ted Kennedy. Eunice Kennedy Shriver was the founder in 1962 of Camp Shriver Maryland farm known as Timberlawn and, in 1968 evolved into the Special Olympics. Her husband, Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., was United States Ambassador to France Democratic vice presidential candidate in the 1972 U.S. election


President Kennedy's body lay in repose in the East Room of The White House on Saturday, November 23, 1963. This was the private time for the family before the lying in state for the public at The Capitol the next day.