Reader question: Where did Sargent Shriver live on Willis St in Westminster Md http://tinyurl.com/459uoy3
March 10, 2011
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A reader was recently in touch and asked: Where did R. Sargent Shriver live on Willis Street in Westminster Maryland when he was a child.
I have always thought that Mr. Sargent Shriver grew-up in the large brick home at the northeast corner of Willis and Center Street that is now divided into apartments…
For your enjoyment, pasted below are the links to several stories I have written about Mr. Shriver and his family, in the past in www.ExploreCarroll.com:
Shriver lived several childhood years in Carroll County
By Kevin Dayhoff Posted 1/18/11
Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.’s life of spreading goodwill internationally started here on Westminster’s Willis Street.
Shriver, who was born Nov. 9, 1915, lived several childhood years on Willis Street in Westminster. He died Tuesday at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
Shriver was a member of the historic Shriver family in Carroll County, known as community, political and business leaders; whose heritage has been, in part, preserved by the Union Mills Homestead.
Shriver spoke fondly of his Carroll roots over the years. A Nov. 30, 1988 newspaper account described that Shriver once spoke to “an audience of about 520 gathered at Martin’s Westminster about the Carroll County” in which he was raised.
“We really didn’t have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance every day because we lived it and so did everyone in Westminster… The things I’ve learned here (in Westminster) are more important than what I’ve learned in all the other places I’ve lived since.”
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy’s sister, and the daughter of Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy. They were married on May 23, 1953. Mrs. Shriver was the founder and chair of Special Olympics International and the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation.
The Shrivers had five children, one of whom, Maria Owings Shriver, is married to another well-known national personality, the former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger… http://www.explorecarroll.com/news/5094/life-work-wisdom-sargent-shriver-began-westminster/
Kevin Dayhoff Posted 11/12/08 http://www.explorecarroll.com/news/5094/life-work-wisdom-sargent-shriver-began-westminster/
Twenty years ago this week the community was abuzz in anticipation of one of Carroll County’s most celebrated native sons, Robert Sargent Shriver Jr. returning to town to help celebrate the City of Westminster’s 150th Anniversary Dinner on Nov. 18, 1988.
Shriver, who was born Nov. 9, 1915, lived several childhood years on Willis Street in Westminster.
He married Eunice Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy’s sister and the daughter of Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy, on May 23, 1953. Mrs. Shriver is the founder and chair of Special Olympics International and the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation.
They have five children, one of whom, Maria Owings Shriver, is married to another well-known national personality, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The program for the 1988 event listed Shriver’s “unparalleled record of public service at the local, national and international level: International lawyer … advocate for the poor. … He is a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School and he served in the U.S. Navy for five years… http://www.explorecarroll.com/news/5094/life-work-wisdom-sargent-shriver-began-westminster/
EAGLE ARCHIVE By Kevin Dayhoff Posted 8/16/09
On Aug. 11, people all across the nation mourned the death of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who died at a hospital on Cape Cod surrounded by several generations of her large family. She was 88.
Inspired by her sister, Rosemary Kennedy, who was born mentally retarded, Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1968 for persons with intellectual disabilities. Rosemary died in 2005.
As children, Rosemary and Eunice Kennedy are reported to have spent a great deal of time together swimming and sailing.
Mrs. Shriver became known around the world, but here in Carroll County she’s remembered as the wife of R. Sargent Shriver, who was raised on Willis Street, in Westminster. The two married in 1953.
Sargent is a member of the historic Shriver family in Carroll County, known as community, political and business leaders. Their heritage has been preserved, in part, at the Union Mills Homestead.
Sargent Shriver at one time was President Kennedy’s first director of the Peace Corps. He was also Sen. George McGovern’s running mate in 1972, and ran for president himself in 1976.
By all accounts, Eunice and Sargent were very close, and she was an integral part of her husband’s political career… http://www.explorecarroll.com/community/3295/shriver/
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