Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

Senator George McGovern

Summary: George McGovern began his political career in January 1957 when he was elected to the House of Representatives from South Dakota’s 1st District. He was the first Director of the Food for Peace program and was appointed by President John F. Kennedy, serving from January 1961 until July 1962.  McGovern was elected to the US Senate in 1962 and would serve as a Senator for South Dakota for 18 years, gaining a good deal of national attention along the way. He received the Democratic Party’s nomination for President in 1972; however, McGovern would lose to incumbent President Richard Nixon and return to his position in the US Senate.

Date Range: 1969-2004

Online materials:Campaign Materials, Press releases, Speeches, Legislative materials, Memo, Form letters, Press clippings, Photographs

Additional materials: Letters, Oral History, Press releases, Photographs, Campaign Research, Press clippings

 

Title: Senators Bob Dole, Edmund Muskie, Samuel J. Ervin, George McGovern, and Strom Thurmond smiling and talking on Capitol Steps

Date: 1969

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1900-2009, Box 23, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Senators Bob Dole, Edmund Muskie, Samuel J. Ervin, George McGovern, and Strom Thurmond standing and smiling on Capitol Steps

Date: September 23, 1996

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1900-2009, Box 20, Folder 17, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Senators Bob Dole and George McGovern leading the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs

Date: 1980

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1900-2009, Box 20, Folder 17, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Personal letter from Senator George McGovern to Senator Bob Dole

Date: January 18, 1980

Citation: VIP Letters, 1960-2008, Box 9, Item 5, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Constituent Mail from an Ohioan about Dole/McGovern Farm Bill

Date: October 5, 1975

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Constituent Relations, 1969-1996, Box 229, Folder 11, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Constituent Mail from a Kansan against Dole-McGovern Farm Bill

Date: October 23, 1975

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Constituent Relations, 1969-1996, Box 229, Folder 11, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release – ‘Dole/McGovern Coalition Farm Bill Passes Senate Agriculture Committee’

Date: March 27, 1980

Citation: Robert J. Dole Press Releases, 1961-1996, Box 1, Folder 202, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release – 'Dole To Press For Action By Full Senate On His Farm Bill Will Offer Amendment To Raise Grain Loan Rates’

Date: July 25, 1980

Citation: Robert J. Dole Press Releases, 1961-1996, Box 1, Folder 53, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release - Dole calls for hearings on S. Res. 271 and lashes out against comments made by Senator George McGovern

Date: October 22, 1969

Citation: Robert J. Dole Press Releases, 1961-1996, Box 1, Folder 210, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement on Senate Floor by Senator Dole – ‘The Case Against the McGovern-Hatfield Amendment’

Date: August 31, 1970

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Constituent Relations, 1969-1996, Box 629, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Constituent Mail from a Kansan in favor of Dole-McGovern Food Stamp efforts

Date: May 27, 1975

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Constituent Relations, 1969-1996, Box 229, Folder 12, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Constituent Mail from a Kansan who approves of Dole’s partnership with McGovern on Food Stamps

Date: June 12, 1975

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Constituent Relations, 1969-1996, Box 229, Folder 12, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: LA Times - ‘Facts About Food Stamps’ By Senator George S. McGovern

Date: August 31, 1975

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 18, Folder 10, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: U.S. News & World Report - ‘Food Stamps - Out of Control?’

Date: September 1, 1975

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 19, Folder 10, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Memo - Proposed Food Stamp Reform Bill to Senator Dole

Date: September 25, 1975

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 19, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: S. 2451 – ‘A Bill to reform the food stamp program’

Date: October 2, 1975

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 18, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release – ‘Dole, McGovern Introduce Major Food Stamp Reform Legislation’

Date: October 2, 1975

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 20, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Washington Post – ‘Dole Proposes Simplified Plan On Food Stamps’

Date: October 3, 1975

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 19, Folder 10, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: New York Times – ‘Food Stamp Overhaul Is Sought In Senate Bill to Change Base’

Date: October 4, 1975

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 19, Folder 10, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Testimony of Senator Bob Dole – ‘The Food Stamp Program’

Date: October 8, 1975

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 19, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Form Letter co-signed by Senators Bob Dole and George McGovern urging colleagues to pass S. 2451 – ‘The Food Stamp Reform Act of 1975’

Date: October 9, 1975

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 19, Folder 10, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Hutchinson News – ‘Food stamp lesson’ Editorial

Date: October 22, 1975

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 19, Folder 10, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Washington Post – ‘Food Stamp Reform’

Date: October 27, 1975

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 19, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Constituent Mail from a Kansan in favor of Dole partnering on Food Stamps with Senator McGovern

Date: October 27, 1975

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Constituent Relations, 1969-1996, Box 229, Folder 11, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Amendment to S. 3136 – eliminating the Purchase Price

Date: March 31, 1976

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 19, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement of Senator Bob Dole on the National Food Stamp Reform Act of 1976

Date: April 7, 1976

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 19, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: S. Res. 429 – ‘Relating to the President’s proposal to reform the food stamp program by regulation’

Date: April 8, 1976

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 19, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Form letter co-signed by Senators Dole and McGovern requesting Senate colleagues to pass their amendment to S. 1309

Date: July 18, 1979

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 164, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to the Editor - Dole/McGovern request the New York Times correct an error in an article on Food Stamps budget policy

Date: March 21, 1980

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 149, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release – ‘Dole, McGovern Urge Extension of Food Stamp Appropriations’

Date: April 23, 1980

Citation: Robert J. Dole Press Releases, 1961-1996, Box 1, Folder 80, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Form letter co-signed by Senators Dole and McGovern informing budget committee of affect cuts to food stamps has on National School Lunch Program

Date: May 27, 1980

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 149, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Bill Summary - Major Provisions and Impact of passing S. 3136

Date: No Date

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 20, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Draft of letter from Senators Bob Dole & George McGovern requesting extension of food stamps funding past June 1

Date: No Date

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 149, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Opposition Research – ‘McGovernomics’

Date: July 24, 1972

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican National Committee Chairman Papers, 1969-1973, Box 25, Folder 10, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release – ‘Dole Asks Fair Campaign Committee Censure of McGovern’

Date: August 28, 1972

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican National Committee Chairman Papers, 1969-1973, Box 44, Folder 16, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release – ‘Dole Signs Campaign Code, Calls For End To Demo Excess’

Date: September 18, 1972

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican National Committee Chairman Papers, 1969-1973, Box 16, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release – ‘Dole Demands McGovern Apology, Anticipates Mankiewicz Blast’

Date: November 3, 1972

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican National Committee Chairman Papers, 1969-1973, Box 24, Folder 17, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release – ‘McGovern Campaign Sinks to New Depths, Dole Says’

Date: November 3, 1972

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican National Committee Chairman Papers, 1969-1973, Box 24, Folder 17, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Opposition Research – ‘McGovern the Candidate’

Date: 1972

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican National Committee Chairman Papers, 1969-1973, Box 25, Folder 10, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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