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McGovern, 1972

Photo Credit: San Diego Historical Society
  • Photo Credit: San Diego Historical Society

Senator George McGovern (left of center), 1972. He swung through town that year in his presidential campaign against Richard “Dick” Nixon. A Democrat and WWII combat veteran, McGovern’s election would have amounted to a referendum against the Vietnam war.

A campaign flyer produced here read: “The whole country has heard that Students Want George McGovern. Prove it! Take a walk! He was there when we needed him. Now he needs us! Go to the McGovern for President Headquarters, San Diego County.”

Last week, McGovern endorsed Barack Obama’s nomination to the presidency.

To order this photo please contact the San Diego Historical Society at [email protected]

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