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FILE - In this March 1, 1969 file photo, Sen. George S. McGovern, left, of South Dakota speaks at a meeting of a Democratic commission seeking to revamp national convention delegate selection procedures on March 1, 1969 in Washington, D.C. Sen. Fred Harris of Oklahoma, the party's national chairman, is at right. 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)

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.

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