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George McGovern

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Former US senator and liberal icon George McGovern.

We are blessed to know that our father lived a long, successful and productive life advocating for the hungry, being a progressive voice for millions and fighting for peace

Monday, 22 October, 2012, 2:52am

George McGovern an unrepentant liberal to the end

George McGovern looks out of plane window while campaigning in 1974. Photo: AP

George McGovern, a proud liberal who argued fervently against the Vietnam war as a senator from South Dakota and suffered one of the most crushing defeats in presidential history against Richard Nixon in 1972, died before dawn yesterday. He was 90.

A spokesman for McGovern's family said he died at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and lifelong friends.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:28am

Nixon challenger, liberal icon George McGovern dies at 90

Former US senator George McGovern in 2011. Photo: AP

Former US senator George McGovern, a liberal icon who vowed to end the Vietnam War but lost a landslide presidential election to Richard Nixon in 1972, died early on Sunday at the age of 90.

The family said in a statement that the liberal standard-bearer died at about 5.15am at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, surrounded by family and life-long friends.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am