Eleanor McGovern
American politician
Eleanor McGovern
Eleanor Stegeberg McGovern, born Eleanor Fay Stegeberg, was the wife of George McGovern, a prominent United States politician, who served as a U.S. Senator from South Dakota (1963–1981) and as the defeated Democratic presidential nominee in 1972. Born in Woonsocket, South Dakota, she grew up on her family's farm.
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Robert Watson: In Memory: George McGovern
Huffington Post - over 4 years
One of the highpoints in my career was the opportunity to work with George McGovern. I first met the former U.S. senator and 1972 Democratic presidential nominee 12 years ago at one of the "McGovern Days" programs he offered for the people of his home state of South Dakota. As an admirer of the Senator's early and strong opposition to the Vietnam War and his tireless advocacy for human rights, I finagled my way into joining him on stage for a panel discussion on ending world hunger. We hit it off well and, over dinner that evening, I offered my services to help the Senator with his dream of building a library and center dedicated to educating students, promoting social justice, and ending world hunger. After the George and Eleanor McGovern Library and Center for Public Leadership opened on the campus of his alma mater, Dakota Wesleyan University, the Senator invited me to serve on his center's board. Like many politicians, the Senator was a people person. But, unlike ...
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Oscar Howe Avenue marked as 'Third Avenue' in Mitchell - Daily Republic
Google News - over 5 years
The George and Eleanor McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service is also located on the street. Much of Howe's artwork is now in the Oscar Howe Art Gallery at the Dakota Discovery Museum, which is on McGovern Avenue
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Time to change lives, one smile at a time - Herald.ie
Google News - over 5 years
Irish mum-of-two and paediatric dentist Eleanor McGovern, who has done amazing work with this charity, is encouraging all parents to hold a coffee morning to raise funds on Friday, June 17 or Saturday, June 18. Invite around your mummy friends and
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NYTimes - about 9 years
The federal courthouse in St. Louis is named for him. Accomplished men and women have recounted how they were awed by his intellect, influenced by his humanity, inspired and enlisted by his passion. Thomas Eagleton was a giant of Missouri politics. But he was a giant bound by ties of his own peculiar design. He spent the first part of his career in
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Eleanor McGovern -- Former Senator's Wife, 85
NYTimes - about 10 years
Eleanor McGovern, the wife of former Senator George McGovern of South Dakota, died Thursday. She was 85. Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell announced the death but did not give a cause. Ms. McGovern had had heart problems for five years and underwent bypass surgery last year. Mr. McGovern was the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, losing 49
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McGovern, Once Again, Is Getting Respect at Home
NYTimes - almost 13 years
Everyone in South Dakota knows what this town is famous for: the Corn Palace, a wildly designed arena decorated with murals made from native grasses and corn cobs. Mitchell also boasts a museum of Indian and pioneer life, a doll museum and a hugely popular Cabela's outdoor-goods store. What few people here mention or even seem to care about is that
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Washington Talk; The Race According to George McGovern
NYTimes - over 13 years
To George McGovern, it all looks very familiar. Mr. McGovern, the last insurgent Democrat to run for president on an antiwar platform, sees parallels between the 1972 race and the current campaign. And in the candidacy of Howard Dean, he hears echoes of his own. The pivotal issue in the coming primaries, Mr. McGovern said in an interview, is sure
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Party Politics of a Different Sort: Winners and Losers in the Canapes Race
NYTimes - over 24 years
MANY of the big winners at the Democratic National Convention aren't politicians at all. They are the caterers, restaurateurs, club owners, hosts and party guests who know how to play the game: do deals, shmooze with old friends and clients, get a reporter's ear. The stake for people in the party business is convention bookings; for party hosts,
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NYTimes - about 33 years
It was the middle of the holiday season. But politics never takes a holiday. Norma Cranston was campaigning in California. Annie Glenn was on a three-day swing that would take her from New York to Texas. Lee Hart, saying she had no idea where her husband was at the moment (''I have enough trouble keeping track of my own schedule much less his'')
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McGovern Due to Announce
NYTimes - over 33 years
Former Senator George S. McGovern, starting months behind his rivals among Democrats and turning aside the advice of many associates, plans to announce Tuesday that he will run again for the Democratic Presidential nomination, his daughter said. He won the nomination in 1972, only to be swamped by Richard M. Nixon. ''He's going to announce that
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eleanor McGovern
  • 2007
    Age 85
    Eleanor McGovern died on January 25, 2007.
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  • 1994
    Age 72
    She was also greatly concerned with issues related to child development, and with the fight against alcoholism, which was a contributing factor in the death of her daughter, Teresa, in 1994.
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  • 1980
    Age 58
    After her husband's defeat for the presidency, and later defeat for a fourth Senate term in 1980, Eleanor remained active, particularly in combating world hunger.
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  • 1974
    Age 52
    She published her own memoir, Uphill: A Personal Story, in 1974.
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  • 1972
    Age 50
    George McGovern was defeated by Richard Nixon in 1972.
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    During the 1972 presidential election, when her husband won the Democratic nomination, she was featured on the cover of Time magazine along with First Lady Pat Nixon, wife of Republican President Richard Nixon.
    More Details Hide Details During the campaign, The Eleanor McGovern Cookbook: a Collection of South Dakota Family Favorites was published.
  • 1962
    Age 40
    Eleanor was an active political wife; she campaigned for her ailing husband in his 1962 United States Senate race and may well have saved his chances of winning.
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  • 1943
    Age 21
    However, then they decided to get married, on October 31, 1943, while on three-day leave in a ceremony at a small Methodist church in Woonsocket with George's father presiding.
    More Details Hide Details Financial difficulties would force her to withdraw from college, but she soon found work as a legal secretary. Eleanor McGovern followed him to number of training stops, before he was sent into combat overseas as a B-24 bomber pilot stationed in Italy. George named his plane the Dakota Queen after her. Together, the McGoverns would have five children: daughters Ann, Susan, Mary, and Teresa, and son Steven. Eleanor began to suffer from bouts of depression, but continued to assume the large share of household and child-rearing duties as her husband's political career rose.
  • 1921
    Born in 1921.
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