Social Activist. She was best known as a founding member of the Special Olympics. Born into the powerful Kennedy family, her most famous siblings were US President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy. She was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in London and graduated in 1944 from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, with a Bachelor of Science in Social Science. In 1953 she married Robert Sargent Shriver, and they had five children. Throughout her life she received numerous awards and many honorary degrees. The most notable are the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Civitan International World Citizenship Award, and the Theodore Roosevelt Award.
Bio by: Lettie Kirby
1915–2011 (m. 1953)