McGovern celebrated at 90th birthday party in DCGeorge McGovern celebrated his 90th birthday party Thursday with a pledge to mark the day again in a decade, when he would turn 100.
By: Tom Lawrence, The Daily Republic
George McGovern celebrated his 90th birthday party Thursday with a pledge to mark the day again in a decade, when he would turn 100.
The former South Dakota congressman and senator, of Mitchell, was feted at a party at The Newseum, a museum dedicated to preserving journalism history, in Washington, D.C.
Numerous politicians, mostly Democrats, attended and toasted McGovern. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., was also at the party.
Matt McGovern, George’s grandson, also attended. The younger McGovern, a Democrat, is running for a seat on the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission.
In a speech at the event, George McGovern said he recently had a physical and was told he was in good condition, even after a series of hospitalizations in late 2011 and 2012.
“I fell on the sidewalk some months ago and hit my head very hard, and I was out of it for some time,” he said. “But I think I’ve now bounced back, and I think as clearly as I always have — so let’s do this again in about 10 years.”