Senator Eugene J. McCarthy

A defining figure of the 20th Century, Senator McCarthy ran against President Lyndon Baines Johnson for the 1968 Democratic presidential nomination as an antiwar candidate during the Vietnam War. He died December 10, 2005.

He defined patriotism as:

“To serve one’s country not in submission but to serve it in truth.”

Three characteristics describe the Minnesota Democratic senator:



Shaped a generation forever

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