October 21st, 2012
07:41 AM ET

George McGovern dead at 90

George Stanley McGovern, a staunch liberal who served South Dakota in the U.S. Senate and House for more than two decades and who ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic Party nominee for president in 1972, died Sunday at the age of 90, his family said.

"Our wonderful father, George McGovern, passed away peacefully at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD, surrounded by our family and life-long friends," his family said in a statement.

The son of a Wesley Methodist minister, McGovern was born in Avon, South Dakota, on July 19, 1922.

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  1. banasy©

    He was a good man, and he was the reason I started following politics.
    My condolences to his family and friends.
    Rest in Peace, sir.

    October 21, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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