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George McGovern Dead At 90 — Former Senator Passes

Sun, October 21, 2012 12:13pm EDT by Chris Rogers Add first Comment
George McGovern Dead

It’s a sad day in America as 1972 Presidential Nominee George McGovern died early Sunday morning, Oct. 21.

George S. McGovern, a liberal icon, died on Oct. 21 after suffering from various illnesses and injuries, following a serious fall last December, said family spokesman Steve Hildebrand.

George, a war hero who opposed the Vietnam War, famously ran against President Richard Nixon in 1972, but ultimately lost the campaign.

George was a three-term U.S. senator from South Dakota.

President Barack Obama remembered George in a statement Sunday as “a statesman of great conscience and conviction.”

“He signed up to fight in World War II, and became a decorated bomber pilot over the battlefields of Europe,” the president said. “When the people of South Dakota sent him to Washington, this hero of war became a champion for peace. And after his career in Congress, he became a leading voice in the fight against hunger.”

Our thoughts are with George’s family and friends at this difficult time.

— Chris Rogers

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