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George McGovern

  • Politics
    Former Senator and 1972 Democratic Presidential Candidate George McGovern passed away over the weekend. McGovern worked as a historian before—and…
  • The opposition to the Vietnam War was young, unconventional, countercultural and suspicious of government. McGovern himself was none of these things. At the time of his presidential nomination in 1972, the two-term Democratic senator was a decorated World War II veteran who had spent most of his adult life in politics.
  • Former Sen. George McGovern died Sunday morning. He was best known as the Democratic Party's ill-fated nominee against President Nixon in 1972, a textbook case of how not to run for the White House. Even so, as a proud liberal, McGovern was an inspiration to many political figures. He was 90.
  • Sen. George McGovern lost the 1972 presidential bid to Richard Nixon yet inspired a new generation of voters with his candidacy and opposition to the Vietnam War. A family spokesman told the AP McGovern died Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls, S.D., surrounded by family and friends. He was 90.
  • Now 90, he ran against President Nixon. The Republican incumbent, though, enjoyed one of the biggest landslides in U.S. history. In recent years, McGovern has been active in efforts to end hunger around the world.