Vice President Joe Biden To Attend South Dakota Prayer Service For Former Senator George McGovern

10:59 AM, Oct 24, 2012   |    comments
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The White House says Vice President Joe Biden will attend a South Dakota prayer service for former U.S. Sen. George McGovern on Thursday.

McGovern, who lost a 1972 presidential bid to Richard M. Nixon, died Sunday at a Sioux Falls hospice. He was 90.

Biden and McGovern served together in the Senate. The White House says the vice president will travel to South Dakota to attend a 6:30 p.m. service on Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls.

A public viewing is planned for 1 to 6 p.m. at the church.

Funeral services for McGovern are set for 1 p.m. Friday at the Mary Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, which seats 1,800 people.

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