Died sister of John F. Kennedy

Died sister of John F. KennedyThis morning at the age of 88 years died sister of the 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.In the last few years she suffered two heart attacks, and at the end of last week, was hospitalized in critical condition, reports the Associated Press.Eunice Kennedy Shriver was sister of Senator Robert Kennedy, assassinated in 1968. and wife of Robert Sargent Shriver, who in 1972. ran for Vice President of the United States. Their daughter, Maria Shriver (born in 1955), is the wife of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.Eunice Kennedy took an active part in the public life of the country. In 1968. she organized the first international special Olympics for children and adults suffering from mental retardation. For charities was awarded the presidential medal of Freedom.The Kennedys - a family of Irish Catholic origin that initially put them in the position of a minority in a country where the majority of the population belongs to other religions. Representatives of the family are characterized by a large number of heirs. The father of the 35th President of the USA, Joseph Kennedy, had 9 children, his third son Robert - 11. In political orientation Kennedy invariably belonged to the circles of the U.S. Democratic party. Source: sister Died JFK.

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