BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Robert Sargent Shriver, the first director of the U.S. Peace Corps, has died at age 95, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
The newspaper didn't report any other details about his death.
Shriver was hospitalized at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., a hospital spokeswoman confirmed Sunday.
He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2003.
Besides being a driving force behind the Peace Corps, Shriver also was the first director of the Office of Economic Opportunity and served as ambassador to France.
He wound up on the ballot in 1972 as the Democratic nominee for vice president after Thomas Eagleton withdrew as George McGovern's running mate after it was revealed he had been treated for mental health issues.
Shriver was part of the Kennedy political family, having married Eunice Kennedy, who died in 2009. UPI