My wife, a brother, and dozens of other people I’ve known went into the Peace Corps, so although I never met Sargent Shriver he was in my life. He was in a lot of lives. He was a gunnery officer in World War II. He was a Newsweek editor. He ran the Chicago School Board and ran the Peace Corps and ran LBJ’s War on Poverty. He was George McGovern’s vice presidential running mate. He was the ambassador to France. If he’d been born a Kennedy instead of simply marrying into the family, he’d probably be remembered as the legendary Kennedy.