FILE - In this March 25, 1974 file photo, U.S. Senator George McGovern,looks out an airplane window on a flight to Pierre, S.D., to begin a four-day campaign swing. 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)
Proud liberal. Staunch foe of the Vietnam War. Decorated World War II bomber pilot. Three-time U.S. senator. Presidential candidate dealt a crushing defeat by Richard Nixon in 1972.
George McGovern left an enduring legacy when he died Sunday morning at age 90.
"We are blessed to know that our father lived a long, successful and productive life advocating for the hungry, being a progressive voice for millions and fighting for peace," a family statement said.
Here's a photographic look at McGovern's life and political times.