George McGovern dead at 90

Long-serving South Dakota Senator and 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern has died at the age of 90. Fox News: George McGovern, the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, has died after a short stay in a Sioux Falls, South Dakota Hospice, after what his family termed a "combination of medical conditions." He was 90 years old. A 22-year veteran of the House and Senate from South Dakota, McGovern was one of the most storied American politicians of the 20th century. McGovern was best known for his outspoken opposition to the Vietnam War and advocacy for agricultural and world hunger issues. McGovern lost the 1972 presidential election to the incumbent President Richard Nixon in one of the biggest landslides in American history, winning only Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. Nixon later resigned from the presidency in 1974 due to the Watergate scandal. McGovern, a former World War II bomber pilot, was one of the most prominent "doves" of his time. He flew 35...(Read Full Post)

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