Eleanor McGovern

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According to Wikipedia, Eleanor Fay McGovern was the wife of George McGovern, who served as a U.S. Senator from South Dakota from 1963 to 1981, and was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1972. Early life and education Born in Woonsocket, South Dakota, she grew up on her family's farm. Her mother died when she was only 12, leaving her and her twin sister, Ila , responsible for the upkeep of the household and the raising of their younger sister, Phyllis . As a teenager, McGovern became interested in political and social issues, and joined debate teams, first at Woonsocket High School and later during her one year at Dakota Wesleyan University.

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