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Wake held for Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Wake held for Eunice Kennedy Shriver

HYANNIS, Mass., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Hundreds of people came to a Massachusetts church Thursday to remember Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics, who died Tuesday.
August 11, 2009

August 11, 2009

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, younger sister of President John Kennedy and founder of the Special Olympics, died Tuesday in a Cape Cod, Mass., hospital.
By United Press International
Obama recalls Shriver work with disabled

Obama recalls Shriver work with disabled

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sibling of a president and two senators, would be remembered for her work on behalf of the mentally disabled.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver dead at 88

Eunice Kennedy Shriver dead at 88

HYANIS, Mass., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Eunice Kennedy Shriver, younger sister of President John Kennedy and founder of the Special Olympics, died Tuesday in a hospital in Massachusetts. She was 88.

Eunice Shriver 'minute-to-minute'

HYANNIS, Mass., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Family members of Eunice Kennedy Shriver gathered Monday at her bedside in a Massachusetts hospital, where she remained in critical condition.
Eunice Shriver in critical condition

Eunice Shriver in critical condition

BOSTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Eunice Kennedy Shriver was in critical but stable condition in a Cape Cod, Mass., hospital, her family said Friday.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver hospitalized

MIAMI, March 26 (UPI) -- Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics founder and a member of one of the most prominent U.S. political families, was hospitalized in Miami.
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics walks on stage to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award at The Women's Conference 2007 in Long Beach, California on October 23, 2007. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver (July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009) a member of the Kennedy family, sister to President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Edward Kennedy, was the founder in 1962 of Camp Shriver, and in 1968, the Special Olympics. Her husband, Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., was United States Ambassador to France, the founder of the Peace Corps, and the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in the 1972 U.S. presidential election. Their daughter, Maria Shriver, was married to actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Born Eunice Mary Kennedy in Brookline, Massachusetts, she was the fifth of nine children of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald.

She was educated at the Manhattanville College on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (the school later moved to Purchase, New York). After graduating from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology in 1943, she worked for the Special War Problems Division of the U.S. State Department. She eventually moved to the U.S. Justice Department as executive secretary for a project dealing with juvenile delinquency. She served as a social worker at the Federal Industrial Institution for Women for one year before moving to Chicago in 1951 to work with the House of the Good Shepherd women's shelter and the Chicago Juvenile Court.

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