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George McGovern 1922-2012

In this April 18, 2009, photo former Sen. George McGovern delivers remarks at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Ann McGovern, the former senator's daughter, said Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, it's a blessing that she and other family members are able to surround her father as he declines in hospice care in South Dakota. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

In this April 18, 2009, photo former Sen. George McGovern delivers remarks at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Ann McGovern, the former senator's daughter, said Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, it's a blessing that she and other family members are able to surround her father as he declines in hospice care in South Dakota. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

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  • In this Aug. 12, 1968, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. George McGovern (D-SD.) waves on his arrival to New York. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to the spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo/John Lindsay, File)
  • In this Oct. 4, 1972, photo, George McGovern speaks to the drug and hospital union delegate assembly, local 1199 at the National Maritime Union Hall in New York. A family spokesman said he passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and life-long friends at early Sunday morning, Oct. 21, 2012. He was 90. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)
  • In this April 18, 2009, photo former Sen. George McGovern delivers remarks at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Ann McGovern, the former senator's daughter, said Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, it's a blessing that she and other family members are able to surround her father as he declines in hospice care in South Dakota. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)
  • In this Oct. 7, 2006, photo, former U.S. Sen. George McGovern smiles during the dedication of the George and Eleanor McGovern Library in Mitchell, S.D. 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 Jan. 22, 2011, 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. Family spokesman said he passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and lifelong friends early Sunday morning, Oct. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, Pool, File)
  • In this Jan. 24, 1961, 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. A family spokesman said he passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and lifelong friends early Sunday morning, Oct. 21, 2012. He was 90. (AP Photo, File)
  • In this July 14, 1972, 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. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to the spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo)
  • In this July 14, 1972, 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. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to the spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo)`
  • In this undated photo, Sen. George McGovern sits in the cockpit of a training plane. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to the spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends.(AP Photo, File)
  • In this Feb. 23, 1984, photo, Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, and former Sen. George McGovern both gesture during the Democratic presidential debate in Manchester, N.H. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to the spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends.(AP Photo, File)
  • In this Aug. 23, 1970, photo, Sens. George McGovern, D-S.D. left, and Robert Dole, R-Kan., are interviewed on ABC's 'Issues and Answers' in Washington. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to the spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo/ABC Television, File)
  •  In this Oct. 13, 1983, 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. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to the spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
  • In this June 1960, photo, U.S. Rep. George McGovern, joins Sen. John F. Kennedy on the campaign trail in Sioux Falls, S.D. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to a spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo, File)
  • In this Oct. 31, 1972, 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. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to the spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo/Bob Schutz)
  • In this Oct. 6, 2007, 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. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to a spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Former presidential candidate Sen. George McGovern, a South Dakota native, lived seasonally for years on Marco Island.

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