George McGovern

1922 - 2012

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George Stanley McGovern (July 19, 1922 – October 21, 2012) was an American historian and South Dakota politician who was a U.S. representative and three-term U.S. senator, and the Democratic Party presidential nominee in the 1972 presidential election. McGovern grew up in Mitchell, South Dakota, where he became a renowned debater. He volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Forces upon the country's entry into World War II. As a B-24 Liberator pilot, he flew 35 missions over German-occupied Europe from a base in Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George McGovern has received more than 2,688,471 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). George McGovern is the 9,515th most popular politician (up from 10,042nd in 2019), the 3,613th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,842nd in 2019) and the 227th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, George McGovern ranks 9,515 out of 15,710Before him are Maurizio Galbaio, Jules Armand Dufaure, Prince Arthur of Connaught, Prince William of Baden, Malik-Shah II, and Alexander Guchkov. After him are Edward Bruce, Oliver Tambo, Bernardino Drovetti, Nông Đức Mạnh, Gregor Gysi, and Nikolay Muravyov-Amursky.

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Among people born in 1922, George McGovern ranks 191Before him are Elsa Joubert, Luiz Bonfá, Khiuaz Dospanova, Egon Bahr, Vsevolod Bobrov, and Jack Klugman. After him are Martin Gray, Virgilio Noè, Herman Kahn, Esther Brand, Carlo Lizzani, and Hilarion Capucci. Among people deceased in 2012, George McGovern ranks 155Before him are Celeste Holm, Han Suyin, Pahiño, Vitaly Vorotnikov, Rajesh Khanna, and Jack Klugman. After him are Albert O. Hirschman, James Farentino, Ivica Horvat, José María Zárraga, Elliott Carter, and John Christopher.

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Among people born in United States, George McGovern ranks 3,613 out of 15,968Before him are Victor Wong (1927), Robert Gates (1943), William Forsythe (1955), William Joseph Simmons (1880), Fred MacMurray (1908), and Paul Adelstein (1969). After him are Jennifer Lee (1971), Mira Sorvino (1967), David Robinson (1965), Richard Ramirez (1960), Michael S. Hart (1947), and Tom Sizemore (1961).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, George McGovern ranks 227Before him are Leon Panetta (1938), Charles W. Fairbanks (1852), Spotted Elk (1826), Lunalilo (1835), Robert Gates (1943), and William Joseph Simmons (1880). After him are Sanford B. Dole (1844), Elizabeth Monroe (1768), Jesse Ventura (1951), Huey Long (1893), Daniel D. Tompkins (1774), and Robert Mueller (1944).