George Stanley McGovern (July 19, 1922 – October 21, 2012) was an American politician, historian, U.S. representative, U.S. senator, and the Democratic Party presidential nominee in the 1972 presidential election. McGovern grew up in Mitchell, South Dakota, where he was a renowned debater.
Today, as the Rules Committee held our first hearing on ending hunger, my friend and mentor, Senator George McGovern of South Dakota (no relation, by the way) was on my mind.I'm proud to continue his lifelong mission of building bipartisan support to address hunger in America. https://t.co/AG6b4ZGnGA
George McGovern, in full George Stanley McGovern, (born July 19, 1922, Avon, South Dakota, U.S.—died October 21, 2012, Sioux Falls, South Dakota), American politician who was an unsuccessful reformist Democratic candidate for the U.S. presidency in 1972.
George McGovern, one of the leading liberals in U.S. politics, was born in a Republican household in a small South Dakota town. His family had some struggles during the Great Depression, but they were able to make ends meet. The young, idealistic man joined the Air Force during World War II and became a bomber pilot.
The George McGovern presidential campaign of 1972 began when United States Senator George McGovern from South Dakota launched his second candidacy for the Presidency of the United States in an ultimately unsuccessful bid to win the 1972 presidential election, winning only in the District of Columbia and the state of Massachusetts.
Jul 03, 2019 · Updated July 03, 2019 George McGovern was a South Dakota Democrat who represented liberal values in the United States Senate for decades and became widely known for his opposition to the Vietnam War. He was the Democratic nominee for president in 1972, and lost to Richard Nixon in a landslide. Fast Facts: George McGovern
Oct 21, 2012 · George McGovern, the United States senator who won the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 1972 as an opponent of the war in Vietnam and a champion of liberal causes, and who was then...
Oct 22, 2012 · George McGovern will be remembered chiefly as the first of several liberals to win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination and lose the general election in spectacular fashion. But the...
Senator George McGovern (1922-2012) during his 1972 presidential campaign. Well known for his lengthy political career, McGovern is less well known for the combat missions he flew over Europe during World War II. Photo courtesy of Dakota Wesleyan University Archives
Jul 30, 2015 · McGovern, a decorated World War II pilot and a liberal icon who died in 2012, lost his seat in the Senate in the Republican sweep of 1980. He served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations...
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