George S. McGovern





George S. McGovern

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born
in Avon, South Dakota, The United States
July 19, 1922

died
October 21, 2012

gender
male

genre

influences


About this author

The son of a Methodist minister, George Stanley McGovern grew up in South Dakota. An indifferent student as a youth, McGovern later credited participation in high school debate with giving him confidence and he graduated in the top 10% of his high school class. His college education was interrupted by World War II, as McGovern enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and served as a bomber pilot in Europe. After the war, McGovern resumed his studies, culminating in a Ph.D. in history from Northwestern University in 1953.

While employed as a professor of history and political science at Dakota Wesleyan University, McGovern became involved in Democratic Party politics. After working to build a voter list for the party, McGovern ran for the House of...more


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More books by George S. McGovern…
“I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.”
George S. McGovern

“The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher standard.”
George S. McGovern

“im fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in”
George S. McGovern
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