Politics

On the Campaign Trail with JFK

Sargent Shriver worked on John F. Kennedy's campaign. Here they are on the road in Chicago in 1960. (Source unknown.)

Sarge and Jack

Sargent Shriver's political career was greatly influenced by his collaboration with President John F. Kennedy. Here, the two sit down to talk. (Photo courtesy of LOOK magazine.)

LBJ in Sarge's Face

June 13, 1968, Lyndon B. Johnson giving Sargent Shriver a presidential talking to. (Photo courtesy of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum.)

Sarge and Herb

Sargent Shriver kept many lifelong political relationships and friendships. Here he is with one of his closest associates, Herb Kramer. (Source unknown.)

Sarge and Hubert Humphrey

Sargent Shriver standing with former US Vice President, Hubert Humphrey. (Source unknown.)

On the Campaign Trail

In 1972, Sargent Shriver joined the George McGovern Presidential campaign as his running mate. Here, McGovern and Sarge pose for a campaign photo outside the McGovern home (August 6, 1972). Read Sarge’s acceptance speech for the Vice Presidential nomination here. (Photo courtesy of AP.)

Sarge and McGovern in D.C.

Sargent Shriver joins Senator George McGovern on stage in Washington, D.C. on August 8, 1972, shortly after his nomination to become McGovern's running mate in the 1972 presidential campaign. (Source unknown.)

Campaign Stop in Denton, TX

Shriver delivering a speech at a campaign stop in Denton, TX on October 25, 1972. (Photo courtesy of AP.)

Sarge Campaigning in Yonkers

Shriver speaking to a crowd in Yonkers on October 18, 1972 as the Vice Presidential candidate. (Photo by Jim Wells.)

Sarge Flying with Maria and David Karr

Shriver working on the flight from Cleveland to Detroit on November 6, 1972. Joining him on the campaign trail are daughter, Maria Shriver, and David Karr. (Photo by Charles Harrity.)

Gaining Support

A McGcovern/Shriver supporter proudly sporting a 1972 campaign bumper sticker. (Source unknown.)

Campaigning in '72

Sarge among supporters during the 1972 campaign. (Photo courtesy of CORBIS.)

New Hampshire Primary

Sarge campaigning in New Hampshire at the start of his 1976 bid for the Presidency. (Source unknown.)