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Sargent Schriver, Fried Frank

, The American Lawyer

Sargent Shriver understood power, and the power of an idea. In April 1964, fresh from creating the Peace Corps and having survived the trauma of the assassination of John Kennedy, his brother-in-law, Shriver was trying to jump-start Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. Proposals for what would become Head Start, the Job Corps, and Community Action agencies, swirled through Washington. Among the talking papers was a Yale Law Journal article by Edgar and Jean Cahn. They argued for federally funded neighborhood la

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