Services for George McGovern set for Friday
October 21st, 2012
08:38 PM ET

Services for George McGovern set for Friday

Funeral services for George McGovern will be held Friday in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, his family said.

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. He was 90.

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Friday services will take place at the Mary Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science. A public viewing will be held Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, also in Sioux Falls.

McGovern will be buried at a later date in Washington at the Rock Creek Cemetery.

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