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Maria Owings Shriver Wed To Arnold Schwarzenegger

Published: April 27, 1986

Maria Owings Shriver, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Sargent Shriver of Washington, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, a son of Aurelia Schwarzenegger of Graz, Austria, and the late Gustav Schwarzenegger, were married yesterday in Hyannis, Mass. The Rev. John Baptist Riordan performed the ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church.

Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, a cousin of the bride, was maid of honor. Other attendants were Alexa Halaby; Charlotte Soames Hambro; Theo Tuomey Hayes, Roberta Hollander; Sydney Lawford McKelvey, a cousin of the bride; Linda Potter; Courtney Kennedy Ruhe, also a cousin of the bride; Renee Meier Schink, and Wanda McDaniel Ruddy, whose 3-year-old son, John Ruddy, served as ring bearer.

Dr. Franco Columbu served as best man. Among the 13 ushers were the bride's four brothers, Robert Sargent Shriver 3d, Timothy Perry Shriver, Mark Kennedy Shriver and Anthony Paul Kennedy Shriver, and Karl Schwarzenegger and Patrick Knapp, the bridegroom's cousin and nephew, respectively. The bride, a reporter for the ''CBS Morning News'' in New York, received a B.A. degree from Georgetown University. Her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, is the executive vice president of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation and chairman of the Special Olympics. Her father, the first director of the Peace Corps, is a senior partner in Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, a New York and Washington law firm. He was the Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate in 1972.

The bride is a granddaughter of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy of Hyannis Port, Mass., and the late Joseph P. Kennedy, who served as Ambassador to Britain. She also is a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Shriver of Baltimore. Mr. Shriver was a banker.

Mr. Schwarzenegger, the body builder and author, appeared in ''Pumping Iron,'' ''Conan the Barbarian'' and other films. The bridegroom, whose father was a policeman, received a B.A. degree in business and marketing in 1979 from the University of Wisconsin.



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