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In this Oct. 31, 1972 file photo, Sen. George McGovern holds up the hand of his wife Eleanor and announced to the crowd gathered in downtown Syracuse that today is their 29th wedding anniversary. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to the spokesman,  McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo/Bob Schutz)
Photo by: Bob Schutz
In this Oct. 31, 1972 file photo, Sen. George McGovern holds up the hand of his wife Eleanor and announced to the crowd gathered in downtown Syracuse that today is their 29th wedding anniversary. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to the spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo/Bob Schutz)

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