About the Program
George McGovern, former Democratic Party presidential nominee and U.S. Senator, greeted members of congress and signed books at a private home near the U.S. Capitol building. Many of those attending the party received their start in politics during the 1972 campaign. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), Sen Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) and Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Missouri) joined George McGovern in making formal remarks during the event.
George McGovern died in South Dakota on October 21, 2012, at the age of 90.