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George McGovern (1922–2012)

George McGovern, one of the leading liberals in U.S. politics, was born in a Republican household in a small South Dakota town. His family had some struggles during the Great Depression, but they were able to make ends meet. The young, idealistic man joined the Air Force during World War II and became a bomber pilot. He served with great bravery, ... See full bio »

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 1972 The Candidate
Senator George McGovern (as Senator George McGovern)
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Described himself as "1,000 percent" for Thomas Eagleton, when he chose him as his running mate for the presidential race. However, when it was revealed that Eagleton had been hospitalized in the past for depression, and had undergone electroshock therapy, he was replaced with Sargent Shriver. See more »

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