Sen. McGovern to visit DSU
George S. McGovern, former U.S. senator and U.S. presidential nominee, will be visiting Dickinson State University Tuesday. McGovern will be discussing his book "Abraham Lincoln," at the program titled "A Conversation with Senator McGovern." "I'l...
George S. McGovern, former U.S. senator and U.S. presidential nominee, will be visiting Dickinson State University Tuesday.
McGovern will be discussing his book "Abraham Lincoln," at the program titled "A Conversation with Senator McGovern."
"I'll speak about my book for a while and then throw it open to the audience for questions, not only on the Lincoln book, but on any of the current issues they wish me to comment on," McGovern said. "Then after that I will stay around and autograph books for anybody who wants to purchase one."
McGovern was the Democratic Party nominee for U.S. President in 1972, but he lost the general election to incumbent Republican President Richard Nixon. McGovern represented South Dakota in the U.S. Senate from 1963 to 1981, and now resides in Mitchell, S.D.
DSU President Richard McCallum said the campus is excited about the visit.
"We look forward to learning more about his new book on Abraham Lincoln and having an opportunity to hear his insights that he gained as a result of the research and scholarship that yielded this new book," McCallum said. "It's a wonderful opportunity because his new book is just coming out and so it's a great opportunity and a great time for him to be on our campus."
McCallum added Clay Jenkinson, humanities scholar and chief consultant to The Theodore Roosevelt Center at DSU, will be moderating the conversation during McGovern's program.
"We're delighted and honored to have Sen. McGovern as a guest on our campus," McCallum said. "It's open to the public and everyone is welcome."
The presentation will be held at Dorothy Stickney Auditorium in May Hall at 5 p.m.
"I'm looking forward to it," McGovern said. "I enjoyed myself when I was there not long ago. It's an interesting part of the state and not far from where Theodore Roosevelt used to come for sometimes extended periods."
McGovern plans to stick around Hawk's Point Wednesday morning.
"I'll make some brief remarks and mingle around with the residents and probably sign some more books," McGovern said.
He will then be traveling to Bismarck to for a second program titled "An Evening with Senator McGovern." It will be held in the North Dakota Heritage Center's Russell Reid Auditorium, at 7 p.m. CDT.