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Headshot of R. Sargent Shriver

R. Sargent Shriver

(November 9, 1915 – January 18, 2011)

R. Sargent Shriver was director of the Peace Corps from March 1961 to February 1966; director of the Office of Economic Opportunity from October 1964 to March 1968; and US ambassador to France from April 1968 to March 1970.

LBJ with the president of South Vietnam, Ngô Đinh Diệm

“That Wasn’t Smart at All”

  February 1, 1964
President Johnson giving the "Johnson treatment" (leaning in close) to Sargent Shriver

“You’re Mr. Poverty”

  February 1, 1964