George Stanley McGovern (July 19, 1922 – October 21, 2012) was an American historian and South Dakota politician who was a U.S. representative and three-term U.S. senator, and the Democratic Party presidential nominee in the 1972 presidential election.
George McGovern, in full George Stanley McGovern, (born July 19, 1922, Avon, South Dakota, U.S.—died October 21, 2012, Sioux Falls, South Dakota), American politician who was an unsuccessful reformist Democratic candidate for the U.S. presidency in 1972.
U.S. presidential election of 1972, American presidential election held on November 7, 1972, in which Republican President Richard Nixon was elected to a second term, defeating Democratic candidate George McGovern in one of the largest landslides in U.S. history. Learn more about the election.
McGovern campaign button. The George McGovern 1972 presidential campaign began when United States Senator George McGovern from South Dakota launched his second candidacy for the Presidency of the United States in an ultimately unsuccessful bid to win the 1972 presidential election against incumbent president Richard Nixon, winning only in the ...
Fast Facts: George McGovern. Full Name: George Stanley McGovern. Known For: 1972 Democratic nominee for president, longtime liberal icon represented South Dakota in the U.S. Senate from 1963 to 1980. Born: July 19, 1922 in Avon, South Dakota. Died: October 21, 2012 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Former Sen. George McGovern died Sunday morning. He was best known as the Democratic Party's ill-fated nominee against President Nixon in 1972, a textbook case of how not to run for the White House.
Nov. 16, 2021. His focus is the 1972 campaign of the late South Dakota Sen. George McGovern. The story, told in seven episodes, begins in 1968 — one of the most tumultuous years in modern ...
US Democratic politician George McGovern (1922-2012) gets an enthusiastic welcome from his supporters during his election tour on the day of the New York State Primary, 20th June 1972.