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Published October 21, 2012, 12:00 AM

In memoriam: Pictures from the life of George McGovern


In this undated file photo, Sen. George McGovern sits in the cockpit of a training plane.

  • In this undated file photo, Sen. George McGovern sits in the cockpit of a training plane.
  • This 1944 file photo provided by the McGovern family shows George McGovern when he received the Distinguished Flying Cross.
  • In this June 1960 file photo, U.S. Rep. George McGovern, joins Sen. John F. Kennedy on the campaign trail in Sioux Falls.
  • In this Feb. 28, 1961 file photo, George McGovern sits at his desk in Washington, D.C. (AP photo)
  • In this Jan. 24, 1961 file photo, President John F. Kennedy talks, with George McGovern, right, a special presidential assistant who also is director of the Food for Peace program, at the White House in Washington. (AP photo)
  • In this Aug. 23, 1970 file photo, Sens. George McGovern, D-S.D. left, and Robert Dole, R-Kan., are interviewed on ABC's "Issues and Answers" in Washington.
  • In this March 1, 1969 file photo, Sen. George S. McGovern, left, of South Dakota speaks at a meeting of a Democratic commission seeking to revamp national convention delegate selection procedures on March 1, 1969 in Washington, D.C. Sen. Fred Harris of Oklahoma, the party's national chairman, is at right.  (AP Photo, File)
  • In this Aug. 12, 1968, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. George McGovern (D-SD) waves on his arrival to New York.
  • In this Jan. 17, 1972 file photo, Sen. George McGovern, D-S.D., joins in a three way handshake with Salvador Luria, left, a Nobel Laureate in biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and physicist Harry Palevsky of the Brookhaven National Laboratory of Long Island, N.Y., after they announced their support for his presidential campaign at a news conference in Boston.
  • In this March 10, 1969 file photo, Rosalie Bryant holds her two year old son, Gregory Michael as she talks to Senators George McGovern, D-S.D., right and Jacob Javits, R-N.Y., in Immokalee, Fla.
  • In this April 25, 1972 file photo, Sen. George S. McGovern, D-S.D., signals victory as he talks with the media as his daughter Teresa, stands by in Boston, after he won the Massachusetts Democratic presidential primary. (AP photo)
  • In this June 21, 1972 file photo, Sen. George McGovern, Democratic presidential candidate, has breakfast with his daughter Teresa, center, and his wife Eleanor at his hotel Biltmore headquarters in New York following primary victory in New York State. (AP photo)
  • In this photo taken May 28, 1972, U.S. Sen. George McGovern, D-S.D., is shown on TV 's "Face the Nation". (AP photo)
  • In this July 14, 1972 file photo, Sen. George S. McGovern with his wife, Eleanor, and Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton with his wife, Barbara Ann, stand before the Democratic National Convention delegates who chose them to try to capture the White House from President Richard Nixon in Miami. (AP photo)
  • In this July 14, 1972 file photo, Sen. George S. McGovern makes his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach. At left is his running mate, Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton of Missouri, and at right, convention chairman Lawrence F. O'Brien.(AP photo)
  • In this photo taken Aug. 1, 1972, Sen. Thomas Eagleton, center rear, has his head down as he listens to presidential hopeful Sen. George McGovern's announcement that Eagleton is stepping aside as vice-presidential running mate, at a Washington news conference. (AP photo)
  • In this Aug. 8, 1972 file photo, Sen. George McGovern and Sargent Shriver in Washington after the Democratic National Committee endorsed Sargent Shriver as the new vice presidential nominee. (AP photo)
  • In this Aug. 9, 1972 file photo, with the pictures of former Democratic Presidents Kennedy and Johnson behind him, Sen. George McGovern, D-S.D., introduces Sargent Shriver as his new vice presidential running mate to the Democratic National Committee in Washington. (AP photo)
  • In this Oct. 4, 1972, file photo, George McGovern speaks to the drug and hospital union delegate assembly, local 1199 at the National Maritime Union Hall in New York. (AP photo)
  • In this Oct. 31, 1972 file photo, Sen. 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.
  • In this March 25, 1974 file photo, U.S. Senator George McGovern,looks out an airplane window on a flight to Pierre, S.D., to begin a four-day campaign swing. (AP photo)
  • In this March 25, 1974 file photo, Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota listens to constituents as he arrives at Pierre airport. (AP photo)
  • In this Oct. 13, 1983 file photo, Presidential hopefuls, Sen. John Glenn, left, former Sen. George McGovern, center, and former Vice-President Walter Mondale, right, pause for photographers after debating the nuclear arms issue at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. (AP photo)
  • In this Feb. 23, 1984 file photo, Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, and former Sen. George McGovern both gesture during the Democratic presidential debate in Manchester, N.H.
  • In this March 13, 1984 file photo, former Sen. George S. McGovern waves to supporters as he appears at his campaign headquarters in Boston, as results of the Massachusetts Presidential preference primary were allied. McGovern announced his intention to withdraw from the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination.
  • Portraits of assassinated brothers Robert F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy provide a backdrop as Sen. George McGovern accepts the Democratic presidential nomination at the closing session of the Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach, Fla., in this July 14, 1972 file photo. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine)
  • In this Oct. 7, 2006 file photo, former U.S. Sen. George McGovern smiles during the dedication of the George and Eleanor McGovern Library in Mitchell. A family spokesman said McGovern passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and life-long friends early Sunday morning Oct. 21, 2012. He was 90. (AP Photo/Doug Dreyer, File)
  • In this Oct. 6, 2007 file photo Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., poses with former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern before speaking at the Johnson County Democrats' annual barbecue in Iowa City, Iowa.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
  • In this April 18, 2009, file photo former Sen. George McGovern delivers remarks at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. (AP photo)
  • 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. (AP photo)
  • Sen. George McGovern gives the victory sign to throng of about 20,000 persons assembled at Madison Square garden, June 14, 1972 in New York for rally in support to his attempt to win the democratic presidential candidacy. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff)
  • Sen. George McGovern turns to wave at a crowd of some 50 persons, many of who were behind the podium, that attended a noon rally in Boston's Post Office Square, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1972. At extreme left on the podium is former Sen. Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)
  • McGovern in his McGovern Library office on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University with his beloved dog, Ursa. The dog preceeded McGovern in death. (Republic File Photo)
  • George McGovern throws out the first pitch at a baseball game in Mitchell. (Republic File Photo)
  • George McGovern views the photos in his hallway at the Mitchell home he inhabited until 2012. (Republic File Photo)