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 photo taken Aug. 1, 1972, Sen. Thomas Eagleton, center rear, has his head down as he listens to presidential hopeful Sen. George McGovern's announcement that Eagleton is stepping aside as vice-presidential running mate, at a Washington news conference. 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 the spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo, File)