GEORGE MCGOVERN IS 90 TODAY

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George Stanley McGovern is a former U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator,
and the Democratic Party nominee in the 1972 presidential election.

He volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and as a
B-24 Liberator pilot flew 35 missions over German-occupied Europe. He
was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for making a hazardous
emergency landing of his damaged plane and saving his crew.

After the war, McGovern obtained degrees from Dakota Wesleyan University 
and Northwestern University, earning a Ph.D, becoming a history professor. 
 

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Lieutenant McGovern in front of his B-24, the Dakota Queen.

 

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President John F. Kennedy and George McGovern in 1961

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