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Posted at 5:05 PM ET, 01/18/2011

Sargent Shriver has died

By Washington Post editors

Former Peace Corps director and vice-presidential nominee R. Sargent Shriver, whose work as head of the 1960s War on Poverty resulted in the creation of Head Start, VISTA, Job Corps and Legal Services for the Poor, has died, according to a family spokesman. He had Alzheimer's disease.

Read the full obituary here.

By Washington Post editors  | January 18, 2011; 5:05 PM ET
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Mr. Shriver was a great Amrican!!

Posted by: loiseisenberg | January 18, 2011 5:22 PM | Report abuse

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