George McGovern hospitalized in South Dakota for fatigue

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Posted: Oct 25, 2011 8:43 PM
George McGovern hospitalized in South Dakota for fatigue

(Reuters) - George McGovern, the longtime Senator from South Dakota who ran as the Democratic Party candidate for president in 1972, has been hospitalized for fatigue, a hospital spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Julie Ward, director of communications at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, said McGovern, 89, was admitted to the facility following the completion of a lecture tour.

Ward said doctors expected McGovern to make a full recovery and to be released after a couple of days.

(Reporting by James B. Kelleher; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Eric Walsh)