George McGovern (1922–2012)


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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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The Candidate Senator George McGovern
(1972)
Newhart George McGovern
(1990)
Saturday Night Live Self - Host / Various
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Alternate Names:

George S. McGovern | Sen. George McGovern | Senator George McGovern | George McGovern Senator

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In retrospect, I wish I had known more about the hazards and difficulties of such a business, especially during a recession of the kind that hit New England just as I was acquiring the inn's 43-year leasehold. I also wish that during the years I was in public office, I had had this firsthand experience about the difficulties business people face every day. That knowledge would have made me a ... See more »

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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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