George McGovern

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George Stanley McGovern (July 19, 1922 – October 21, 2012) was an American historian, author and U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, and the Democratic Party presidential nominee in the 1972 presidential election.

McGovern grew up in Mitchell, South Dakota, where he was a renowned debater. He volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Forces upon the country's entry into World War II and as a ... more »

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  • ''[They are] intolerant, extremist, ideologues.''
    George McGovern (b. 1922), U.S. Democratic senator from South Dakota. Houston Chronicle, p. 11 (November 15, 1994). in response to Newt Gingrich's...
  • ''You know, sometimes, when they say you're ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing.''
    George McGovern (b. 1922), U.S. Democratic politician. Quoted in Guardian (London, March 14, 1990).
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