On March 1, 1961, President Kennedy formally established the Peace Corps by signing Executive Order 10924. Three days later, Sargent Shriver became its first director.

See above the proposed text of the Executive Order, and the and the draft statement announcing the establishment of the Peace Corps with President Kennedy’s hand written edits.

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