George McGovern, an unabashed liberal voice, is dead
October 21st, 2012
08:21 AM ET
1 year ago

George McGovern, an unabashed liberal voice, is dead

(CNN) – George Stanley McGovern, a staunch liberal who served South Dakota in the U.S. Senate and House for more than two decades and who ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic Party nominee for president in 1972, died Sunday at the age of 90, his family said.

"Our wonderful father, George McGovern, passed away peacefully at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD, surrounded by our family and life-long friends," his family said in a statement.

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F

    You will be missed Senator McGovern.

    October 21, 2012 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  2. Pete

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the McGovern family,a true politician as well as gentleman,he will be surely missed.Take note republicans,you can take a lesson from this gentleman because he was for the people,not money!!RIP Mr McGovern we'll miss you sir!!

    October 21, 2012 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  3. Larry in Houston

    u will be missed – I voted for Nixon because he PROMISED he would bring the troops HOME, from that idiotic War.
    otherwise – I would have Voted for You.

    Vote Democrat – 2012
    Hillary – 2016 ( with a 'surplus' in – - 2018 )

    October 21, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  4. NameFrank

    Good American regardless of his politics. Kids today will rue the day because voices like his have become so silent.

    October 21, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  5. Marie MD

    RIP. another political o was willing to shake hands for what is better for the country not just the party.

    October 21, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  6. Clouds Across The Moon

    I may tell that 2012 is the year of the dead. Too many personalities gone, too many famed actors and actresses gone, yet few politicians are gone.

    October 21, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  7. Donkey Party

    RIP sir, the country needs more like you to combat the diseased ideology of conservatism.

    October 21, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |