George McGovern, the war hero and U.S. senator who ran against incumbent President Richard M. Nixon in 1972, died today at a hospice care center near his home in South Dakota. He was 90. We've collected a few amazing moments — like the one above — from the Democratic senator's amazing life.
McGovern, who remained resolutely liberal from start to finish of his political career, was best known for his passionate opposition to the Vietnam War and his efforts to end hunger. Though he famously lost to Nixon, winning just 17 electoral votes to the incumbent's 520, he remained an important unwavering liberal voice in politics for many years to come.