Sargent Shriver’s Lasting Impact: an Appreciation

Sarge was both brilliant and selfless—too selfless, some might argue, when it came to his own political career. There wasn’t a tough job that Sarge did not do well. When John F. Kennedy asked him to run the Peace Corps, he joked that J.F.K. had no choice but to give the job to a brother-in-law due to its enormous potential for failure. A few years later, Jacqueline Kennedy asked Sarge to arrange her husband’s funeral, and he did so flawlessly.

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