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  George McGovern - MSN Encarta
George McGovern, born in 1922, American political leader, who was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1972 and represented South Dakota in the United States House of Representatives (1956-1960) and the United States Senate (1962-1980).
McGovern was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1956.
McGovern first chose Senator Thomas F. Eagleton of Missouri as his running mate, but the campaign was damaged when it was revealed that Eagleton had been hospitalized for mental health problems in the 1960s.
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 George McGovern - Picture - MSN Encarta
As a senator for the state of South Dakota and a leader in the movement to end the war in Vietnam, McGovern ran for president unsuccessfully in 1972 against Richard M. Nixon.
A member of the House of Representatives from 1956 to 1960 and of the United States Senate from 1962 to 1980, McGovern tried to enlist the anti-Vietnam supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1968.
McGovern failed to win the nomination in 1968, but represented the party, along with vice-presidential candidate Sargent Shriver, in the 1972 election, where he was defeated by Nixon.
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 George McGovern - dKosopedia
George McGovern was a U.S. Senator from South Dakota and was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1972.
McGovern's ambitions to even higher office were soon evident, as his name was placed in nomination for the Democratic nomination in 1968, getting some votes from supporters of the late Robert F. Kennedy.
McGovern was not considered the frontrunner in 1972- that distinction would go to Maine Senator Ed Muskie- but he was a tenacious campaigner and won primaries in a number of states.
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 Las Vegas SUN: Aging McGovern Still Campaigns for Peace
McGovern still yearns to reach the many others - the ones who voted against him, their sons and daughters, the ones he is often blamed for driving from the Democratic Party fold.
McGovern's early politics were mostly about supporting farmers, and his grass roots style was well-suited to a state where voters still expect to look each of their would-be representatives in the eye.
McGovern saw his popular support at home plummet when he became an early opponent of the war in Vietnam, and he was passed over for his party's presidential nomination in 1968.
www.lasvegassun.com /sunbin/stories/nat-gen/2006/oct/28/102804678.html   (2253 words)

 George Stanley McGovern Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
George Stanley McGovern (born 1922), a U.S. senator since 1962 and an early opponent of the war in Vietnam, was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for president in 1972.
George McGovern was born on July 19, 1922, in Avon, South Dakota, a son of the Middle Border--the great prairie region steeped in agrarian, small-town, churchgoing ways and in populist liberalism and hope.
McGovern became executive secretary of the South Dakota Democratic party in 1953, a year of low Democratic morale, in a state where the party scarcely existed; he served until 1956, when he was elected to Congress.
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 George McGovern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
McGovern picked up valuable momentum to win the rest of the needed primaries, and this momentum was put to good use by McGovern's effective campaign manager, Gary Hart, a presidential contender himself 12 years later.
McGovern was also repeatedly attacked by associates of incumbent President Richard Nixon, who used dirty tricks and illegal tactics during the campaign which included the infamous Watergate break-in, which eventually led to Nixon's resignation in 1974.
McGovern's campaign also represented the last time a mostly grass roots candidacy was able to wrest control of either party's presidential nomination against the perceived will of a party's leadership - with perhaps the only recent parallel of national note being Ned Lamont's defeat of Joseph Lieberman in the 2006 Connecticut Senate Democratic Primary.
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 BookPage Interview August 2001: Stephen Ambrose
For most Americans, the name George McGovern is inextricably linked to his 1972 presidential campaign, a race that ended in a crushing, landslide victory for Richard Nixon.
Although McGovern's war experiences may come as a jarring surprise to those who recall his opposition to the Vietnam War, Ambrose sees the former senator as "a good representative of his generation," who was willing to put his own life on the line to secure an Allied victory.
George was the same age as these guys and there were many of them, including George, who hadn't even finished college.
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 Presidential Candidate George McGovern Campaigns in Huntington
George McGovern, making his first appearance on a college campus since being nominated as the Democratic candidate for president, compared his uphill campaign Sunday night to Marshall University's come-from-behind football victory Saturday.
McGovern alighted from his aircraft to the glare of television lights and the shouts of eager supporters both on the airport ramp and behind the security fence.
McGovern walked from the aircraft to a waiting line of area Democratic officials and party "big wigs" for a handshaking walk through their ranks before going to the waiting people.
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 Let's be Explicit and Clear: George McGovern Was Right About the Vietnam War -- And He's Right About the Iraq War. - A ...
George McGovern was a senator from South Dakota when he ran against Nixon.
George McGovern: Let me say that one thing that Richard Perle and Dick Cheney and George W. Bush have in common is that none of them have ever been near a combat scene.
George McGovern: Well, the irony of that is that when his father decided we had to take the lead in getting the Iraqi army and Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait, he went to the Congress for authorization.
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 George McGovern for President 1984 Campaign Brochure
McGovern appears to be making the most of this opportunity to speak his mind.
George McGovern was born in Avon, South Dakota on July 19,1922, the son of a Methodist clergyman.
McGovern was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1956 and 1958.
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 George McGovern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
George McGovern, the son of a Methodist minister, was born in Avon, South Dakota, on 19th July, 1922.
McGovern returned to the Senate in 1962 where he emerged as one of the leading opponents of the Vietnam War.
McGovern was re-elected to the Senate in 1974 and in 1976 President Gerald Ford named McGovern as a United Nations delegate to the General Assembly.
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 OFFOFFOFF opinion interview GEORGE MCGOVERN about Vietnam, Iraq and the election of 1972
GEORGE MCGOVERN: That was the year — the year you were born — that I entered the United States Senate, and that same year, I made my first speech against our military involvement in Vietnam.
GEORGE MCGOVERN: I think that it has been a restraining factor in the use of military power since we got out of Vietnam — but not as much as I had hoped and expected.
GEORGE MCGOVERN: Well, I had always been against the war, and I made that clear at the time of the vote on the Gulf of Tonkin resolution that I didn't see that as an endorsement of a larger war.
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 The Independent Online - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
McGovern greets the carpenter as he walks in and immediately they are agreed in their hope that “this stupid war” be averted.
In December, Harper’s published a solicited essay by George McGovern titled, with his steadfast fondness for colon constructions, “The Case for Liberalism: A Defense of the Future Against the Past,” in which McGovern argued for a resurgence of liberal ideals and the pressing need for a new generation of liberal standard-bearers.
George McGovern was the first member of the U.S. Senate to explicitly denounce U.S. policy in Indochina, and it’s safe to assume that were he still in the Senate, he would have been the first to denounce the Bush administration’s plans in Iraq.
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 Ray McGovern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
McGovern was born and raised in the Bronx and was a graduate, summa cum laude, of Fordham University.
McGovern was a mid level officer in the CIA in the 1960s where his focus was analysis of Soviet policy toward Vietnam.
McGovern was one of President Ronald Reagan's intelligence briefers from 1981-85 when he was in charge of preparing daily security briefs for the President, the Vice President, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Cabinet and National Security Advisor.
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 The George S. McGovern Page
George Stanley McGovern was a Trustee of the American Health Foundation between March 1985 and March 1987.
George McGovern was the Chairman, and witnesses included Dr. Gio Gori of the National Cancer Institute, and Dr. Ernst L. Wynder of the American Health Foundation.
Last month the National Cancer Institute presented Senator George McGovern's Nutrition Subcommittee five 'interim principles' for reducing cancer risk through changes in eating and drinking habits...." Breslow was on the Board of Scientific Consultants of the AHF circa 1971, and NCI Director Arthur Upton became a Trustee of the AHF between 1984 and 1986.
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 George McGovern News
Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern said Wednesday that his wife, Eleanor, was in critical condition at the couple's Montana home and was receiving hospice care.
John Murtha, the gruff Marine and Vietnam War veteran, remembers Sen. George McGovern, a decorated World War II bomber pilot, barnstorming the country in 1972 as the Democratic presidential nominee, calling for...
Former Sen. George McGovern will be the keynote speaker Nov. 3-4 at a Conference on Hunger in Great Falls.
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 Lt. George McGovern, 15th AF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
George McGovern's biography was one of the most surprising to me. George McGovern ran for President in the 1972 Presidential race and against the Viet Nam War and very liberal.
After dumping all non-essential equipment overboard, McGovern put the aicraft down and both pilots stood on the brakes, stopping the bomber at the far end of the runway.
George McGovern was glad to give up flying and the horrors of combat.
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Thirty-three years after his proud but doomed campaign for president, George McGovern is the subject of a new documentary that raises the still-relevant issues of the 1960s and '70s and looks at the positive side of an election that is often viewed as a disaster.
An admiring documentary tells the story of George McGovern — not just the guy who got clobbered by Nixon but the one who inspired a generation and opened the political system to social change.
GEORGE MCGOVERN: Well, I hadn't intended to run in '84 — otherwise, I wouldn't have waited till the other candidates had been campaigning for a year before I got in.
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 DWU - McGovern Library
George and Eleanor were married on October 31, 1943, and their five children were all born in Mitchell.
McGovern returned to Dakota Wesleyan University in 1950 as a professor of history and political science, where he became a beloved and respected faculty member.
A war hero, 22-year U.S. Congressman and 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, George McGovern will long be remembered for his courage in speaking out against US involvement in the Vietnam War, his friendship and respect for the common man, and his work on behalf of American farmers and hungry children throughout the world.
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 The Race According to George McGovern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
McGovern said in an interview, is sure to be the "foolish war in Iraq," just as the Vietnam War was central to his own campaign for the Democratic nomination.
McGovern, from South Dakota, and Eugene J. McCarthy, from Minnesota —; transformed their party, making it more liberal and inviting accusations that it was antimilitary and too dovish in foreign policy.
McGovern's view, is the vote he cast in favor of the Congressional resolution that authorized use of force against Iraq.
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 The Scottish Rite Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
George S. McGovern, 33°, and his wife, Eleanor, pose by a fountain on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU).
McGovern's education was interrupted in 1943 by the call to serve his country in World War II.
The royalties are used to help finance the Terry McGovern Foundation, which was established to promote research on alcoholism and help other families avoid the tragic loss of a loved one to this devastating disease.
www.srmason-sj.org /web/journal-files/Issues/sep02/uzzel.htm   (1203 words)

 Come Home, America
But perhaps, as George McGovern ages gracefully while his country does not, it is time to stop looking at McGovern through the lenses of Scoop Jackson and those neoconservative publicists who so often trace their disenchantment with the Democratic Party to the 1972 campaign.
This George McGovern, dyed deeply in the American grain, is a hell of a lot more interesting than the burlesque that was framed by his neocon critics.
Robert Sam Anson wrote in McGovern, his fine biography, “To the extent that his vision of life is bounded by certain, immutable values—the importance of family, the dependence on nature, the strength of community, the worth of living things—he is a conservative.
www.amconmag.com /2006/2006_01_30/article.html   (2712 words)

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