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R. Sargent Shriver dies at 95; 'unmatched' public servant and Kennedy in-law
R. Sargent Shriver dies at 95; 'unmatched' public servant and Kennedy in-law

R. Sargent Shriver, a lawyer who served as the social conscience of two administrations, launching the Peace Corps for his brother-in-law, President Kennedy, and leading the "war on poverty" for President Johnson, has died. He was 95. Shriver died Tuesday at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., his family said in a statement. His health had been in decline since he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2003. His illness moved his daughter, California's then-First Lady Maria Shriver, to testify before Congress in 2009 about the disease's "terrifying" reality. Her father was once a "walking encyclopedia, his mind a beautifully tuned...

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