Eunice Mary Shriver (Kennedy) (1921 - 2009) MP

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Birthplace: Brookline, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Hyannis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
Cause of death: stroke
Occupation: International advocate for the developmentally disabled, Activist
Managed by: Joseph Bilodeau
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About Eunice Mary Shriver (Kennedy)


Eunice Kennedy Shriver DSG (July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009)[2] founded the precursor to the Special Olympics in 1962. In 1968, she helped Ann McGlone Burke popularize the Special Olympics movement across the U.S.

She was a member of the Kennedy family and actively campaigned for her elder brother, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, during his successful 1960 U.S. presidential election.

Her husband, Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., is a former United States Ambassador to France, the founder of the Peace Corps, and was the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in the 1972 U.S. presidential election.

Their daughter, Maria Shriver, is married to actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Eunice Mary Shriver's Timeline

July 10, 1921
Brookline, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 8
Bronxville, Westchester, New York
May 23, 1953
Age 31
May 23, 1953
Age 31
St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, New York
April 28, 1954
Age 32
Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
November 6, 1955
Age 34
Chicago, Cook Co, IL
August 29, 1959
Age 38
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
February 17, 1964
Age 42
Washington, DC
July 20, 1965
Age 44
Boston, MA
August 11, 2009
Age 88
Hyannis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA