Encountering McGovern

BY Paul Higbee '90MCA

I encountered George McGovern by chance on New York’s Seventh Avenue in 1972, while searching for late breakfast. He was seeking the U.S. presidency. I didn’t know the Garment Center Rally, a traditional campaign stop for Democratic presidential nominees in those years, would play out on Seventh Avenue that day. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, according to police estimates, crammed into the street to cheer McGovern.

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