George McGovern

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Birthday
19, 1922
Birthplace
Avon, SD
Death Date
Oct 21, 2012 (90)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
19, 1922
Birthplace
Avon, SD
Death Date
Oct 21, 2012 (90)

About

Politician and Democrat who was the US Senator from South Dakota from 1963 to 1981. He was the Democratic nominee for President in 1972 but lost to President Richard Nixon in one of the biggest landslides in American electoral history.

Before Fame

In college, he became a state championship for his speech titled, My Brother's Keeper.

Trivia

In the year 2000 he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Bill Clinton.

Family Life

His parents were Reverand Joseph C. McGovern and Frances McLean. He was married to Eleanor McGovern from 1943 until 2007 and they had five kids together.

Associated With

Unlike his opponent in the 1972 Presidential contest, Richard Nixon, he was vocally against the war in Vietnam.