George McGovern

2:18pm

Mon October 22, 2012
REMEMBRANCES

Remembering George McGovern

Senator George McGovern signing his book "Abraham Lincoln" at the Richard M. Nixon Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California.
Wikimedia commons/ Scott Clarkson
  • Grace Hood interviews George McGovern in 2009

Former Senator and 1972 Democratic Presidential Candidate George McGovern passed away over the weekend. McGovern worked as a historian before—and after—his political career.

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4:36am

Mon October 22, 2012
It's All Politics

George McGovern, An Improbable Icon Of Anti-War Movement

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 12:11 pm

Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern talks about the bombs being used in Vietnam at a $250-a-person fundraising dinner in Los Angeles on Sept. 27, 1972.
AP

If George McGovern often seemed miscast as a presidential candidate, he was at least as improbable as an icon of the anti-war movement.

The Vietnam War gave birth to an opposition movement unlike any America had seen in its previous wars. It was young, unconventional and countercultural, defiant of authority and deeply suspicious of government.

McGovern himself was none of these things.

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9:10am

Sun October 21, 2012
Remembrances

McGovern Legacy Offers More Than A Lost Presidency

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 6:03 am

5:41am

Sun October 21, 2012
The Two-Way

AP: Sen. George McGovern Dies

Originally published on Sun October 21, 2012 6:08 am

Former presidential nominee and Sen. George McGovern.
Cliff Owen AP

Sen. George McGovern, who lost the 1972 presidential bid to Richard Nixon yet inspired a new generation of voters, has died. He was 90.

A family spokesman told the AP that McGovern died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls, S.D., surrounded by family and friends.

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1:46pm

Tue October 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Former Sen. George McGovern Enters Hospice; Was 1972 Democratic Nominee

Then-Sen. George McGovern in 1972, when he was running for president.
Keystone Getty Images

Former South Dakota Sen. George McGovern, the Democratic Party's 1972 presidential nominee, has moved into a hospice care facility in Sioux Falls, his family and friends tell The Associated Press and other news outlets.

The 90-year-old World War II veteran is "coming to the end of his life," his daughter, Ann McGovern, tells the AP.

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