Former U.S. senator George McGovern, remembered for his staunch opposition to the Vietnam War and his lopsided loss to Richard M. Nixon in the 1972 presidential election but also for his impact on the Democratic Party, died Sunday, according to his family. He was 90.
1972 George McGovern, former presidential nominee and liberal, died on Sunday. Here, with pictures of former presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson as a backdrop, McGovern introduces Sargent Shriver as his vice-presidential running mate to the Democratic National Committee in Washington. AP Buy Photo