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George McGovern

Name at birth: George Stanley McGovernGeorge McGovern was the longtime U.S. senator from South Dakota who was the Democratic candidate for president in 1972. The son of a Methodist mi…

Shirley Chisholm

Name at birth: Shirley Anita St. HillShirley Chisholm was the first African-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress. She served seven terms as a representative from New York'…

Hunter S. Thompson 2005 Deaths

Hunter S. ThompsonAge: 67 cynical and subjective writer known for his drug-fueled yet wickedly perceptive coverage of the American political scene. In Fear and Loathing: On the…

James P. McGOVERN, Congress, MA (1959)

McGOVERN, James P., a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., November 20, 1959; graduated from Worcester Academy, Worcester, Mass.; B.A.,…

South Dakota Overview

(Encyclopedia) South Dakota dəkō´tə [key], state in the N central United States. It is bordered by North Dakota (N), Minnesota and Iowa (E), Nebraska (S), and Wyoming and Montana (W). Facts and ...

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon resigned as president of the United States in 1974, becoming the first U.S. president ever to quit the office. Richard Nixon was a lawyer and Republican politician who h…

George Stanley McGOVERN, Congress, SD (1922)

Senate Years of Service: 1963-1981Party: DemocratMcGOVERN, George Stanley, a Representative and a Senator from South Dakota; born in Avon, Bon Homme County, S.Dak., July 19, 192…

Republican party

(Encyclopedia) Republican party, American political party. Origins and Early Years The name was first used by Thomas Jefferson's party, later called the Democratic Republican party or, simp...

The Supreme Court: Dethroning a President

Dethroning a PresidentThe Supreme CourtBurger CourtPolitical Firestorm That FizzledDethroning a PresidentStarting the Abortion DebateActivism Takes Over the Court Ironically P…