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  Kennedy Shriver, Eunice Mary
NameEunice Mary Kennedy Shriver
, Maryland , United States
Born July 10, 1921
DiedAugust 11, 2009 (88 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 13, 2015 01:56am
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Info Shriver, the daughter of Joseph P. and Rose Kennedy and the sister of President John Kennedy, has long advocated for the mentally retarded. In 1961 Shriver, whose sister Rosemary was retarded, helped to organize the Presidential Commission on Mental Retardation, and in 1962 she established the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, as well as the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Awards in Mental Retardation. Shriver is perhaps best known for creating the Special Olympics. Set up in 1968, the Special Olympics train and provide competition for nearly one million mentally retarded people worldwide. She also founded Community of Caring, a concept that encourages people to be responsible and caring citizens. In 1984, Shriver was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award. She earned a BS in sociology from Stanford University.


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Aug 11, 2009 06:00am Obituary JFK's sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies at age 88  Article Monsieur 
Aug 11, 2009 06:00am News Eunice Kennedy Shriver Dies  Article John 
Nov 24, 2007 11:00pm News Eunice Kennedy Shriver hospitalized  Article The Sunset Provision 

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Husband Sargent Shriver May 23, 1953-Aug 11, 2009
Son Bobby Shriver 1954-
Daughter Maria Shriver 1955-
Son Mark K. Shriver 1964-
Son Anthony Kennedy Shriver 1965-
Father Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. 1888-1969
Brother John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963
Niece Caroline Kennedy 1957-
Nephew John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. 1960-1999
Sister Patricia Kennedy Lawford 1924-2006
Brother Robert Francis Kennedy 1925-1968
Niece Kathleen Kennedy Townsend 1951-
Nephew Joseph P. Kennedy II 1952-
Nephew Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. 1954-
Niece Kerry Kennedy 1959-
Nephew Chris Kennedy 1963-
Nephew Max Kennedy 1965-
Sister Jean Kennedy Smith 1928-2020
Brother Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy 1932-2009
Nephew Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, Jr. 1961-
Nephew Patrick J. Kennedy 1967-
Mother Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy 1890-1995
Grandfather John F. Fitzgerald 1863-1950

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