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About George McGovern
George McGovern was an American politician, author and historian who served as the United States Senator from South Dakota from 1963 to 1981. He is also known for being the Democratic Party's presidential nominee for the 1972 United States presidential election.
He was the oldest of his parents' four children. In 1943, he got married to Eleanor Stegeberg, with whom he had five children. He and Eleanor remained together until her death in 2007.
He joined the U.S. Army Air Forces and fought in World War II.
He strongly opposed the Vietnam War.
He was very passionate about ending hunger in the United States and all over the world. This passion saw him play an instrumental role in creating the United Nations' famous World Food Program.
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Famous quotes by George McGovern
Democrats believe that the federal government is not our enemy, it's our partner.George McGovern
From secrecy and deception in high places, come home, America. From military spending so wasteful that it weakens our nation, come home, America.George McGovern
I always thought of myself as a moderate liberal, a fighter for peace and justice. I never thought of myself as being all that far out.George McGovern
I did frequently refer to my war record in World War II, but not in any flamboyant way.George McGovern
I hope I live long enough to see every hungry school child in the world being fed under the so-called McGovern-Dole program.George McGovern
I hope someday we will be able to proclaim that we have banished hunger in the United States, and that we've been able to bring nutrition and health to the whole world.George McGovern
I make one pledge above all others - to seek and speak the truth with all the resources of mind and spirit I command.George McGovern
I seek to call America home to those principles that gave us birth.George McGovern
I think it was my study of history that convinced me that the Democratic Party was more on the side of the average American.George McGovern
I think the country's getting disgusted with Washington partly because of the decline of civility in government.George McGovern
I thought the Vietnam war was an utter, unmitigated disaster, so it was very hard for me to say anything good about it.George McGovern
I was the guy who was constantly speaking out against the Vietnam War. I have no regrets about that.George McGovern
I wish I had known more firsthand about the concerns and problems of American businesspeople while I was a U.S. senator and later a presidential nominee. That knowledge would have made me a better legislator and a more worthy aspirant to the White House.George McGovern
I would not plan to base my campaign primarily on opposition to the war in the Persian Gulf.George McGovern
I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.George McGovern
I've come to realize that protecting freedom of choice in our everyday lives is essential to maintaining a healthy civil society.George McGovern
It is not patriotic to commit young Americans to war unless our national security clearly requires it.George McGovern
It's a tough thing, to know what to do about a war that deep in your gut you feel is wrong and yet watch your peers going off to fight in that war.George McGovern
My dad was a Methodist minister.George McGovern
People didn't have the political guts to stand up against an American war.George McGovern
Politics is an act of faith you have to show some kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public.George McGovern
The Establishment center... has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster - a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.George McGovern
The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.George McGovern
The truth is that I oppose the Iraq war, just as I opposed the Vietnam War, because these two conflicts have weakened the U.S. and diminished our standing in the world and our national security.George McGovern
There is a strong tendency in the United States to rally round the flag and their troops, no matter how mistaken the war.George McGovern
Well, we ought to be stirred, even to tears, by society's ills.George McGovern
When I was a youngster growing up in South Dakota, we never referred to the national debt, it was always referred to as the war debt because it stemmed from World War I.George McGovern
When I was in the war, I was lucky that I was in a plane and never saw the carnage close-up.George McGovern
George McGovern's Popularity
George McGovern was a famous American politician, historian, and author, who was born on July 19, 1922. As a person born on this date, George McGovern is listed in our database as the 34th most popular celebrity for the day (July 19) and the 34th most popular for the year (1922).
People born on July 19 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. George McGovern is the 1417th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to George McGovern's birthday, George McGovern is the 8152nd most famous American.
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