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Signing of the Peace Corp Act

President Kennedy hands the pen used to sign the Peace Corps Act to his brother-in-law, R. Sargent Shriver

President Kennedy hands the pen used to sign the Peace Corps Act to his brother-in-law, R. Sargent Shriver, whom he had designated as the Corps founding Director, March 1, 1961

Photograph by Abbie Rowe

March 1, 1961

John. F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum