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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 1961 file 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 life-long friends early Sunday morning Oct. 21, 2012. He was 90. (AP Photo, File)

Former Senator George McGovern laid to rest

October 26, 2012

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.