Eugene McCarthy

American politician (1916-2005)

Eugene Joseph "Gene" McCarthy (March 29, 1916December 10, 2005) was a United States senator from Minnesota. He ran for President of the United States five times. He died from Parkinson's disease.

Eugene McCarthy
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United States Senator
from Minnesota
In office
January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1971
Preceded byEdward John Thye
Succeeded byHubert Humphrey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1959
Preceded byEdward Devitt
Succeeded byJoseph Karth
Personal details
Born
Eugene Joseph McCarthy

(1916-03-29)March 29, 1916
Watkins, Minnesota
DiedDecember 10, 2005(2005-12-10) (aged 89)
Washington, D.C.
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic-Farmer-Labor
Spouse(s)Abigail McCarthy (1915–2001)
Alma materSaint John's University
University of Minnesota
ProfessionProfessor

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