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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 299

  Honoring Mr. Sargent Shriver for his dedication and service to the 
 United States of America, for his service in the United States Navy, 
    and for his lifetime of work as an ambassador for the poor and 
   powerless citizens of the United States of America, and for other 
                               purposes.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 8, 2003

Mr. McKeon (for himself, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Serrano, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Farr, 
Mr. Shays, Mr. Walsh, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Gingrey, and Mr. Petri) submitted 
    the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the 
                     Committee on Government Reform

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
  Honoring Mr. Sargent Shriver for his dedication and service to the 
 United States of America, for his service in the United States Navy, 
    and for his lifetime of work as an ambassador for the poor and 
   powerless citizens of the United States of America, and for other 
                               purposes.

Whereas from 1955 to 1960, Mr. Shriver served as president of the Chicago Board 
        of Education;
Whereas Mr. Shriver earned the rank of Lieutenant Commander after 5 years of 
        service in the United States Navy;
Whereas in 1960, Mr. Shriver began his career in public service by working as a 
        political and organization coordinator for Senator John F. Kennedy in 
        the Wisconsin and West Virginia Presidential primaries;
Whereas from 1961 to 1966, Mr. Shriver organized and directed the Peace Corps, 
        developing volunteer activities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America;
Whereas from 1964 to 1968, as the first Director of the Office of Economic 
        Opportunity during President Lyndon B. Johnson's administration, Mr. 
        Shriver helped establish Head Start, VISTA, Community Action, Job Corps, 
        Legal Services, Foster Grandparents, Indian and Migrant Opportunities, 
        and Neighborhood Health Services;
Whereas in 1964, Mr. Shriver was appointed by President Johnson to serve as 
        United States Ambassador to France;
Whereas in 1972, Mr. Shriver was selected by the Democratic party as the Vice 
        Presidential candidate during Senator George McGovern's Presidential 
        campaign against President Nixon;
Whereas in 1984, Mr. Shriver served as president of the Board of Directors of 
        Special Olympics and was responsible for the operation and international 
        development of sports programs around the world;
Whereas in 1990, Mr. Shriver was appointed chairman of the Board of Special 
        Olympics;
Whereas in 2003, Mr. Shriver was appointed chairman of the Board Emeritus of 
        Special Olympics and has held positions in many associations, including 
        the American Council on Germany, the National Interreligious Task Force 
        on Soviet Jewry, the Navy League, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the 
        Knights of Columbus;
Whereas Mr. Shriver has been honored with numerous awards, including the 
        Distinguished American Award from the John F. Kennedy Library and 
        Foundation for his work with the Peace Corps and the Presidential Medal 
        of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor; and
Whereas Mr. Shriver has been honored with more than 24 honorary degrees from 
        universities around the world, including Yale University, Brandeis 
        University, Boston College, Yeshiva University, the University of 
        Liberia, and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand: Now, 
        therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That Congress--
            (1) honors Mr. Sargent Shriver for his dedication and 
        service to the United States of America, for his service in the 
        United States Navy, and for his lifetime of work acting as an 
        ambassador for the poor and powerless citizens of the United 
        States; and
            (2) recognizes Mr. Sargent Shriver for his steadfast 
        dedication and lifelong service to his country.
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