Gallery: Remembering George McGovern
Oct. 21, 2012 @ 08:36 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — George McGovern, former presidential candidate and longtime senator from South Dakota, died at 5:15 a.m. local time Sunday at a Sioux Falls hospice, surrounded by family and lifelong friends, family spokesman Steve Hildebrand told The Associated Press. McGovern was 90.
FILE - In this July 30, 1971 file photo, Sen. George McGovern gestures during his keynote address at the National Welfare Rights Organization convention at Brown University in Providence, R.I. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to a spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo/Bill Chaplis, File)