Eunice Kennedy Shriver

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Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver, DSG (July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009) was a member of the Kennedy family.wikipedia
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Sargent Shriver

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Her husband, Sargent Shriver, was the United States Ambassador to France during the Lyndon B. Johnson presidency.
As the husband of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, he was part of the Kennedy family.

John F. Kennedy

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She was a sister of President John F. Kennedy and senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy.
Kennedy had an elder brother, Joseph Jr., and seven younger siblings: Rosemary, Kathleen "Kick", Eunice, Patricia, Robert "Bobby", Jean, and Edward "Ted".

Ted Kennedy

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She was a sister of President John F. Kennedy and senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. Her sister Patricia Kennedy died on September 17, 2006, and her brother Edward M. Kennedy died on August 25, 2009, leaving former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Jean Kennedy Smith as the only surviving sibling.
His eight elder siblings were Joseph Jr., John, Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Robert, and Jean.

Kennedy family

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Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver, DSG (July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009) was a member of the Kennedy family.
In addition, Joseph Sr. and Rose's daughter, Eunice, founded the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (a part of the National Institutes of Health), and founded the Special Olympics.

Special Olympics

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In 1962, Shriver founded Camp Shriver, which started on her Maryland farm known as Timberlawn, and evolved into Special Olympics in 1968.
In June 1962, Eunice Kennedy Shriver started a day camp called Camp Shriver for children with intellectual disabilities at her home in Potomac, Maryland.

Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.

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She was the fifth of nine children of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., and Rose Fitzgerald.

Rose Kennedy

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She was the fifth of nine children of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., and Rose Fitzgerald.
Their nine children were Joseph Jr. (Joe), John (Jack), Rose (Rosemary), Kathleen (Kick), Eunice, Patricia (Pat), Robert (Bobby), Jean, and Edward (Ted).

Anne M. Burke

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In 1968, she helped Anne McGlone Burke nationalize the Special Olympics movement and is the only woman to have her portrait appear, during her lifetime, on a U.S. coin – the 1995 commemorative Special Olympics silver dollar.
Gaining support from eventual chair, Eunice Shriver and the Kennedy Foundation, the first Special Olympics was held at Soldier Field in Chicago in 1968.

Modern United States commemorative coins

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In 1968, she helped Anne McGlone Burke nationalize the Special Olympics movement and is the only woman to have her portrait appear, during her lifetime, on a U.S. coin – the 1995 commemorative Special Olympics silver dollar.

Order of St. Gregory the Great

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Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver, DSG (July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009) was a member of the Kennedy family.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 2006, American, founder of the Special Olympics

Democrats for Life of America

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Shriver was a supporter of several pro-life organizations: Feminists for Life of America, the Susan B. Anthony List, and Democrats for Life of America.
The organization sponsored a dinner in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House that was attended by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, among other notable political figures.

Manhattanville College

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Shriver was educated at the Convent of The Sacred Heart, Roehampton, London and at Manhattanville College in Upper Manhattan (the school later moved farther north to Purchase, New York).
Eunice Kennedy Shriver – Founder and Honorary Chairman of the Special Olympics; Executive President of the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation

Civitan International

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For her work in nationalizing the Special Olympics, Shriver received the Civitan International World Citizenship Award.
Recipients of the award include Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Wernher von Braun, Thor Heyerdahl, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Jefferson Awards for Public Service

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In 1992, Shriver received the Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards.

Maria Shriver

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Maria Owings Shriver (born November 6, 1955)
She is related to the Kennedy family; her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, was a sister of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Ted Kennedy.

Bobby Shriver

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Shriver was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Sargent Shriver (1915—2011) and Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921—2009), the first of their five children.

Rosemary Kennedy

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Upon the death of her sister Rosemary Kennedy on January 7, 2005, Shriver became the eldest of the four then-surviving children of Joseph and Rose Kennedy.
Her condition may have inspired her sister, Eunice, to initiate the Special Olympics in 1962.

Jean Kennedy Smith

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Her sister Patricia Kennedy died on September 17, 2006, and her brother Edward M. Kennedy died on August 25, 2009, leaving former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Jean Kennedy Smith as the only surviving sibling.
Her siblings include President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Senator Ted Kennedy, and Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Timothy Shriver

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Timothy Perry Shriver (born August 29, 1959)
Timothy Shriver was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Sargent Shriver, a former United States Ambassador to France and the Democratic Party's vice-presidential candidate in 1972, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the founder of Special Olympics.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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A longtime advocate for children's health and disability issues, Shriver was a key founder of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a part of the National Institutes of Health in 1962.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver also served on the task force, which reported that more research was needed on the physical, emotional, and intellectual growth of children.

Mark Shriver

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Mark Kennedy Shriver (born February 17, 1964)
Shriver was born in Washington, D.C. He is part of the Kennedy political family, since his mother was Eunice Mary Kennedy.

Theodore Roosevelt Award

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Shriver received the 2002 Theodore Roosevelt Award (the Teddy), an annual award given by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to a graduate from an NCAA member institution who earned a varsity letter in college for participation in intercollegiate athletics, and who ultimately became a distinguished citizen of national reputation based on outstanding life accomplishment.
2002: Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Stanford University (swimming, track and field)

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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A lifelong Democrat, Shriver supported her Republican son-in-law Arnold Schwarzenegger's successful 2003 Governor of California election.
Schwarzenegger has been involved with the Special Olympics for many years after they were founded by his ex-mother-in-law, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Anthony Shriver

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Shriver was born July 20, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts to Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver, Jr. His mother is the founder of Special Olympics and his father is a founding director of the Peace Corps.

National Women's Hall of Fame

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In 1998, Shriver was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.
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