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  • Former presidential candidate George McGovern serves as a panel member during a discussion titled "The American National Nominating Process-Then and Now" at the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy near Mettawa.

      Former presidential candidate George McGovern serves as a panel member during a discussion titled "The American National Nominating Process-Then and Now" at the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy near Mettawa.
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  • Senator George McGovern spoke to a crowd at Barat College on the current war in Iraq and on his campaign against world hunger.

      Senator George McGovern spoke to a crowd at Barat College on the current war in Iraq and on his campaign against world hunger.
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  • Former presidential candidate George McGovern visits Oak Brook to talk about his new book about Abraham Lincoln.

      Former presidential candidate George McGovern visits Oak Brook to talk about his new book about Abraham Lincoln.
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  • From left, George McGovern, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Adlai Stevenson III, and Edward M. Burke greet members of the audience just before they take their seats on a panel discussion titled, "The American National Nominating Process-Then and Now" at the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy near Mettawa.

      From left, George McGovern, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Adlai Stevenson III, and Edward M. Burke greet members of the audience just before they take their seats on a panel discussion titled, "The American National Nominating Process-Then and Now" at the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy near Mettawa.
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  • This is former Senator George Mcgovern. Handout photo

      This is former Senator George Mcgovern. Handout photo
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  • Former presidential candidate George McGovern visits Oak Brook to talk about his new book about Abraham Lincoln.

      Former presidential candidate George McGovern visits Oak Brook to talk about his new book about Abraham Lincoln.
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  • In this Jan. 22, 2011 file photo, former Democratic presidential nominee and U.S. Sen. George McGovern arrives for the funeral Mass for R. Sargent Shriver at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Potomac, Md.

      In this Jan. 22, 2011 file photo, former Democratic presidential nominee and U.S. Sen. George McGovern arrives for the funeral Mass for R. Sargent Shriver at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Potomac, Md.
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  • An Aug. 23, 1968 file photo shows Sen.George S.McGovern, D-S.D., making his way through a friendly crowd as he leaves his hotel in Chicago before the Democratic National Convention. Following the convention, McGovern helped lead the effort to establish a new process of selecting DNC delegates.

      An Aug. 23, 1968 file photo shows Sen.George S.McGovern, D-S.D., making his way through a friendly crowd as he leaves his hotel in Chicago before the Democratic National Convention. Following the convention, McGovern helped lead the effort to establish a new process of selecting DNC delegates.
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  • Sen. George McGovern, at center, addresses rally at New YorkÝs Madison Square Garden, June 14, 1972. Crowd of about 20,000 was on hand to hear McGovern and to be entertained by various performers. McGovern is campaigning for the Democratic primary to be held in New York on June 20.

      Sen. George McGovern, at center, addresses rally at New YorkÝs Madison Square Garden, June 14, 1972. Crowd of about 20,000 was on hand to hear McGovern and to be entertained by various performers. McGovern is campaigning for the Democratic primary to be held in New York on June 20.
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  • In this photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Ken Hechler, left, former aide to President Harry S. Truman, embraces George McGovern, right, former senator and presidential nominee, at the Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum Friday, May 15, 2009, in Key West, Fla. McGovern presided over a ceremony that re-dedicated the museum following an almost $1 million historic restoration.

      In this photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Ken Hechler, left, former aide to President Harry S. Truman, embraces George McGovern, right, former senator and presidential nominee, at the Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum Friday, May 15, 2009, in Key West, Fla. McGovern presided over a ceremony that re-dedicated the museum following an almost $1 million historic restoration.
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  • A phalanx of policemen and Secret Service agents accompanies Sen. George McGovern and his wife as they leave International Amphitheatre in Chicago, August 25, 1968, following an appearance by the candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination on a television show.

      A phalanx of policemen and Secret Service agents accompanies Sen. George McGovern and his wife as they leave International Amphitheatre in Chicago, August 25, 1968, following an appearance by the candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination on a television show.
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  • Senator George McGovern made a campaign stop in downtown Syracuse, Oct. 31, 1972, and was accompanied by mayors from many cities in the state. From left: Mayor Erastus Corning of Albany, Mayor Alfred Del Bello of Yonkers; Mrs. And Mr. Alexander of Syracuse, Senator McGovern at podium, Joseph Crangle, state chairman, Mrs. and Mayor Frank Sedita of Buffalo.

      Senator George McGovern made a campaign stop in downtown Syracuse, Oct. 31, 1972, and was accompanied by mayors from many cities in the state. From left: Mayor Erastus Corning of Albany, Mayor Alfred Del Bello of Yonkers; Mrs. And Mr. Alexander of Syracuse, Senator McGovern at podium, Joseph Crangle, state chairman, Mrs. and Mayor Frank Sedita of Buffalo.
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  • Sen. George McGovern (D-SD), speaks in Miami at the Democratic National Convention, July 1972.

      Sen. George McGovern (D-SD), speaks in Miami at the Democratic National Convention, July 1972.
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  • Sen. George McGovern, center, with Sen. Ted Kennedy, left, in New York as they campaign for McGovern for Democratic nominee for president, Sept. 1972.

      Sen. George McGovern, center, with Sen. Ted Kennedy, left, in New York as they campaign for McGovern for Democratic nominee for president, Sept. 1972.
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  • Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota pays a visit with his wife to the floor of the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, August 25, 1968.

      Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota pays a visit with his wife to the floor of the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, August 25, 1968.
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  • George McGovern and his wife Eleanor dressed to attend their first inaugural ball in Washington in 1957.

      George McGovern and his wife Eleanor dressed to attend their first inaugural ball in Washington in 1957.
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  • Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern, backed by a McGovern poster, addresses several hundred delegates of Local 1199 of the Drug and Hospital union at the headquarters of the National Maritime Union in New York, Oct. 4, 1972. The senator stressed the theme of corruption in the Nixon administration.

      Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern, backed by a McGovern poster, addresses several hundred delegates of Local 1199 of the Drug and Hospital union at the headquarters of the National Maritime Union in New York, Oct. 4, 1972. The senator stressed the theme of corruption in the Nixon administration.
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  • Sen. George McGovern delivers remarks at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Saturday, April 18, 2009. McGovern spoke about his experiences in World War II and about his new book on Abraham Lincoln. McGovern is a decorated World War II pilot.

      Sen. George McGovern delivers remarks at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Saturday, April 18, 2009. McGovern spoke about his experiences in World War II and about his new book on Abraham Lincoln. McGovern is a decorated World War II pilot.
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  • In this photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, George McGovern, former U.S. senator and presidential nominee, poses for photographers Friday, May 15, 2009, with a life size picture of Truman at the Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum in Key West, Fla. McGovern presided over a ceremony that re-dedicated the museum following an almost $1 million historic restoration.

      In this photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, George McGovern, former U.S. senator and presidential nominee, poses for photographers Friday, May 15, 2009, with a life size picture of Truman at the Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum in Key West, Fla. McGovern presided over a ceremony that re-dedicated the museum following an almost $1 million historic restoration.
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  • Sen. George McGovern holds up hands of his wife Eleanor and Daughter Teresa, left, to cheers of supporters in Midtown Manhattan Hotel, Tuesday, June 20, 1972 as he claimed victory in the New York democratic presidential primary.

      Sen. George McGovern holds up hands of his wife Eleanor and Daughter Teresa, left, to cheers of supporters in Midtown Manhattan Hotel, Tuesday, June 20, 1972 as he claimed victory in the New York democratic presidential primary.
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  • Sen. George McGovern and a New Yorker reach over a car to shake hands, during a visit by McGovern to Harlem in New York, June 9, 1972. McGovern, who is a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, was in Harlem to speak to editors of the Amsterdam News, a black-run newspaper.

      Sen. George McGovern and a New Yorker reach over a car to shake hands, during a visit by McGovern to Harlem in New York, June 9, 1972. McGovern, who is a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, was in Harlem to speak to editors of the Amsterdam News, a black-run newspaper.
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  • Washington's Sen. Henry M. Jackson, left, talks with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. George McGovern in Seattle, Saturday, Oct. 30, 1972. They appeared at a McGovern telethon and rally. It was McGovernÝs fourth visit to Seattle, but the first time Jackson personally joined McGovern.

      Washington's Sen. Henry M. Jackson, left, talks with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. George McGovern in Seattle, Saturday, Oct. 30, 1972. They appeared at a McGovern telethon and rally. It was McGovernÝs fourth visit to Seattle, but the first time Jackson personally joined McGovern.
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  • Former Senator and Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern, right, is seen on the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Invesco Field in Denver, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008.

      Former Senator and Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern, right, is seen on the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Invesco Field in Denver, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008.
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  • Sen. George S. McGovern tells those gathered at his Washington campaign headquarters the New Hampshire primary has launched him on the road to the nomination, March 8, 1972 in Washington. The South Dakota Democrat then left to campaign for the Florida primary. His wife Eleanor is seated beside him.

      Sen. George S. McGovern tells those gathered at his Washington campaign headquarters the New Hampshire primary has launched him on the road to the nomination, March 8, 1972 in Washington. The South Dakota Democrat then left to campaign for the Florida primary. His wife Eleanor is seated beside him.
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  • Senator George McGovern receives a stuffed donkey at his arrival at the Doral Hotel in Miami in July 1972. McGovern will be named the presidential nominee at the 1972 Democratic National Convention at Miami. The woman at right is unidentified.

      Senator George McGovern receives a stuffed donkey at his arrival at the Doral Hotel in Miami in July 1972. McGovern will be named the presidential nominee at the 1972 Democratic National Convention at Miami. The woman at right is unidentified.
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  • Eleanor McGovern waves hello to Custer, S.D., residents as she and her husband, Sen. George McGovern, wait for start of Gold Discovery Days parade, Friday, July 28, 1972 in Custer. The McGovern, wearing western outfits, rode in the parade.

      Eleanor McGovern waves hello to Custer, S.D., residents as she and her husband, Sen. George McGovern, wait for start of Gold Discovery Days parade, Friday, July 28, 1972 in Custer. The McGovern, wearing western outfits, rode in the parade.
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  • Former President Bill Clinton smiles to the crowd as former U.S. Sen. George McGovern gives applause for Clinton's speech Saturday, Oct. 7, 2007 at the dedication of the George and Eleanor McGovern Library in Mitchell, S.D.

      Former President Bill Clinton smiles to the crowd as former U.S. Sen. George McGovern gives applause for Clinton's speech Saturday, Oct. 7, 2007 at the dedication of the George and Eleanor McGovern Library in Mitchell, S.D.
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  • Sen. and Mrs. George S. McGovern of South Dakota, and an aid enjoy a good laugh after remark by Duane Calhoun, II, of Chicago who greeted them on arrival at Midway Airport in Chicago, Friday, August 23, 1968.

      Sen. and Mrs. George S. McGovern of South Dakota, and an aid enjoy a good laugh after remark by Duane Calhoun, II, of Chicago who greeted them on arrival at Midway Airport in Chicago, Friday, August 23, 1968.
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  • Sen. George McGovern sits in the cockpit of a training plane in an undated photo. Location unknown.

      Sen. George McGovern sits in the cockpit of a training plane in an undated photo. Location unknown.
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  • Sen. George McGovern, Democratic presidential candidate and Leonard Woodcock, President of the United Auto Workers, are showered with confetti (top) as McGovern was introduced at a rally in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 15, 1972 sponsored by the Southern California Labor Committee for McGovern/Shriver.

      Sen. George McGovern, Democratic presidential candidate and Leonard Woodcock, President of the United Auto Workers, are showered with confetti (top) as McGovern was introduced at a rally in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 15, 1972 sponsored by the Southern California Labor Committee for McGovern/Shriver.
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  • Sen. George McGovern and his running mate Sargent Shriver are shown with their wives on the podium in Miami at the Democratic National Convention, July 1972.

      Sen. George McGovern and his running mate Sargent Shriver are shown with their wives on the podium in Miami at the Democratic National Convention, July 1972.
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  • Sen. George McGovern, Democratic presidential candidate, has breakfast with his daughter Terry, center, and his wife Eleanor, Wednesday, June 21, 1972, at his hotel Biltmore headquarters in New York following primary victory in New York State.

      Sen. George McGovern, Democratic presidential candidate, has breakfast with his daughter Terry, center, and his wife Eleanor, Wednesday, June 21, 1972, at his hotel Biltmore headquarters in New York following primary victory in New York State.
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  • Former Senator and Democratic presidential nominee, George McGovern, second from left, shakes hands with Michelle Obama, right, wife of Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008.

      Former Senator and Democratic presidential nominee, George McGovern, second from left, shakes hands with Michelle Obama, right, wife of Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008.
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  • George McGovern when he was 10 months old in an undated photo.

      George McGovern when he was 10 months old in an undated photo.
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  • Sen. Edward M. Kennedy doubles over with laughter from a mild needle injected by Sen. George S. McGovern in Los Angeles, Friday, Oct. 27, 1972 at a luncheon for building trades union representatives.

      Sen. Edward M. Kennedy doubles over with laughter from a mild needle injected by Sen. George S. McGovern in Los Angeles, Friday, Oct. 27, 1972 at a luncheon for building trades union representatives.
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  • Senator George McGovern holds up the hand of his wife Eleanor and announced to the crowd gathered in downtown Syracuse that today is their 29th wedding anniversary, and ýthat it has been a treat for the past 29 yearsţ in a reference to the Halloween date, Oct. 31, 1972. McGovern began the final week of his battle for the presidency.

      Senator George McGovern holds up the hand of his wife Eleanor and announced to the crowd gathered in downtown Syracuse that today is their 29th wedding anniversary, and ýthat it has been a treat for the past 29 yearsţ in a reference to the Halloween date, Oct. 31, 1972. McGovern began the final week of his battle for the presidency.
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  • George McGovern and his wife Eleanor in their wedding photo in 1943.

      George McGovern and his wife Eleanor in their wedding photo in 1943.
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  • George McGovern in high school, 1939.

      George McGovern in high school, 1939.
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  • Sen. George McGovern, left, and Robert Dole are interviewed on ABC's "Issues and Answers" in Washington on August 23, 1970. McGovern said polls taken in the United States and South Vietnam showed a majority support his amendment to and the war on a definite timetable. Dole opposes the McGovern plane.

      Sen. George McGovern, left, and Robert Dole are interviewed on ABC's "Issues and Answers" in Washington on August 23, 1970. McGovern said polls taken in the United States and South Vietnam showed a majority support his amendment to and the war on a definite timetable. Dole opposes the McGovern plane.
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  • Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern holds an Atticus for Veep sign as he meets with Newsmen in the Capitol in Washington on Thursday, August 3, 1972. McGovern is without a vice presidential running mate and maybe Atticus would be a good one ˝ but as it turns out Atticus is McGovern's Newfoundland Retriever.

      Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern holds an Atticus for Veep sign as he meets with Newsmen in the Capitol in Washington on Thursday, August 3, 1972. McGovern is without a vice presidential running mate and maybe Atticus would be a good one ˝ but as it turns out Atticus is McGovern's Newfoundland Retriever.
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  • A television microphone cord dangles in front of Sen. George McGovern as the presidential candidate enters car in South Bronx area of New York, April 21, 1972.

      A television microphone cord dangles in front of Sen. George McGovern as the presidential candidate enters car in South Bronx area of New York, April 21, 1972.
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  • Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., stands with former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern before speaking at the Johnson County Democrats' annual barbecue, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, in Iowa City, Iowa.

      Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., stands with former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern before speaking at the Johnson County Democrats' annual barbecue, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, in Iowa City, Iowa.
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  • Former presidential nominee, Sen. George McGovern leaves the funeral Mass for R. Sargent Shriver at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic church in Potomac, Md., just outside Washington, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. In the presidential election of 1972, McGovern ran against incumbent Republican President Richard Nixon. Sargent Shriver was McGovern's vice presidential running mate after replacing Thomas Eagleton who had resigned from the ticket.

      Former presidential nominee, Sen. George McGovern leaves the funeral Mass for R. Sargent Shriver at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic church in Potomac, Md., just outside Washington, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. In the presidential election of 1972, McGovern ran against incumbent Republican President Richard Nixon. Sargent Shriver was McGovern's vice presidential running mate after replacing Thomas Eagleton who had resigned from the ticket.
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