Ex-Senator and former Presidential Candidate George McGovern in a South Dakota Hospice.
George McGovern became a leader of the Democrats’ liberal wing during his three decades in Congress but lost his 1972 challenge to Richard Nixon. McGovern turned his focus in recent years to world hunger.
It was after a lecture tour a year ago that he was treated for exhaustion, then two months later, he fell and hit his head.
McGovern spent several days in a Florida hospital in April for tests to determine why he occasionally passed out and had difficulty speaking. His daughter said he has moved in the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD, where he moved in August to spend more time near his family.
McGovern was a member of the U.S. House from 1957 to 1961 and a U.S. senator from 1963 to 1981.
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Posted on October 15, 2012, in Announcement, Congress, government, Health Care, history, News, Opinion, Politics, Word from Bill and tagged C-Span, Democratic Party (United States), Florida, George McGovern, Hospice, McGovern, Richard Nixon, Sioux Falls South Dakota, Watergate scandal. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Ex-Senator and former Presidential Candidate George McGovern in a South Dakota Hospice..