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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 1968, file 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)

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 1968, file 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)

Former Senator George McGovern laid to rest

Mourners gathered on Oct. 26 for the funeral of former U.S. Senator George McGovern, a soft-spoken South Dakota native and passionate opponent of the Vietnam war who shaped the Democratic Party even in a landslide defeat in the 1972 presidential race.