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N.G. SLATER CORP., N.Y.C.11 Union bug

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George McGovern was the Democratic nominee for President in 1972. In the beginning of his campaign Tom Eagleton was his chosen vice-president. Shortly after the announcement word got out that Eagleton had been hospitalized and received electric shock therapy. McGovern did defend Eagleton in the beginning, but party pressure lead to Eagleton being dropped from the campaign. McGovern said after the campaign loss that he would have kept Eagleton and regretted making him drop out. Eagleton went on to practice law and had a major role in bringing the Rams to St. Louis. McGovern remained the senator for North Dakota for nine years.


Clymer, A. (2007, March 5). Thomas F. Eagleton, 77, a Running Mate for 18 Days, Dies. The New York Times. Retrieved July 30, 2020, from

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