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Shriver, Sargent (09 November 1915–18 January 2011), federal official and vice presidential candidate, was born Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., in Westminster, Maryland, to Robert Sargent Shriver, Sr., a banker, and Hilda Shriver. His parents were second cousins. On her mother’s side, Hilda Shriver was descended from one of the founding Catholic families of Maryland; for his part, her husband converted to Catholicism upon their marriage. The couple went on to establish several Catholic organizations, and they were among the founders of ...

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Weinberger, Caspar Willard (18 August 1917–28 March 2006), politician, government official, and businessman, was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Cerise Carpenter Hampson and Herman Weinberger, a lawyer. His father was of Bohemian Jewish descent and his mother, whose roots were English, was Episcopalian; he embraced his mother’s religion. After graduating from San Francisco’s Polytechnic High School, where he was student body president, Weinberger attended Harvard University. There he edited the student newspaper, the ...