By: George McGovern; Leonard Garment
Source: McGovern, George. Letter to Donald R. Wall; Garment, Leonard. Letter to Donald R. Wall. "Nixon and McGovern: Statements on the Arts." Art in America 60, no. 6, November-December 1972, 56–57.
About the Authors: George McGovern (1922–), born in Avon, South Dakota, was a professor of history and political science before entering politics. He served as both the Representative and Senator from South Dakota in the U.S. Congress. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for president in 1972. He is known for his liberal views and opposition to the Vietnam War.
Leonard Garment (1924–), an attorney, was special counsel to President Richard M. Nixon (served 1969–1974) throughout Nixon's presidency. He met Nixon when they both worked for a Wall Street law firm.
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