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Eugene J. McCarthy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 36.282 W 078° 10.485
17S E 746021 N 4276697
Quick Description: McCarthy was a renown politician and presidential candidate from MN.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 2/25/2012 3:34:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMDV56
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
Views: 8

Long Description:
Eugene Joseph McCarthy served as a representative and senator from Minnesota from 1949 to 1971. He is probably best-known and remembered for his presidential candidacy in 1968 when he ran for the Democratic nomination against incumbent President Lyndon Johnson. McCarthy's antiwar policies were in direct opposition of Johnson during the controversial Vietnam-era when the war was becoming vastly unpopular and he gained the support of many liberals. McCarthy's strong showing in the primaries convinced Johnson to not seek re-election. Although the '68 Democratic nomination ultimately went to Hubert Humphrey, McCarthy ran for the presidential nomination again in 1976, 1988 and 1992, albeit unsuccessfully.

Sometime in the late '60s or '70s, McCarthy took up primary residence in Rappahannock County, Virginia. He also was an author and poet and published many books during his lifetime.

Some sources say he died at a retirement home in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., others say he died in Woodville, VA. He was buried in Woodville at the St. Paul's Episcopal CemeteryClick for related waymark to open in new window. His final resting place is next to Marya McLaughlin. McCarthy and his wife separated in 1969 although they never divorced. According to a memoirClick for memoir to open in new window written by James Kilpatrick, a neighbor in Rappahannock County, Eugene had a long-term relationship with Marya who was a CBS correspondent.


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Date of birth: 3/29/1916

Date of death: 12/10/2005

Area of notoriety: Politics

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: 24/7

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