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George McGovern


Picture of George McGovern
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1972 Democratic President 3475847 Loss

Candidate Biography:

George Stanley McGovern
Born: July 19, 1922 in Avon, South Dakota
Married: Eleanor (m. 1943, died 2007)
Children: Ann, Susan, Teresa, Steven, Mary
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)

Died: October 21, 2012 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

1957-1961: Member, US Congress [South Dakota]
1963-1981: Member, US Senate [South Dakota]
1984: Primary Candidate for President (Lost; 1.7%)

  • AWARD: Presidential Medal of Freedom (2000)