Eugene McCarthy’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Mar 29, 1916

Death Date

Dec 10, 2005

Age of Death

89 years

Profession

Politician

The politician Eugene McCarthy died at the age of 89. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Senator from Minnesota from 1959 to 1971 who sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1968 on an anti-war platform. He was also an accomplished writer who published a collection of poetry entitled Cool Reflections: Poetry For The Who, What, When, Where and Especially Why of It All.

He separated from his wife of 24 years in 1969 and began a long-term affair with journalist, Marya McLaughlin.

McCarthy died of complications from Parkinson’s disease at age 89 on December 10, 2005, in a retirement home in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., where he had lived for the previous few years.

Quotes

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Have you ever tried to split sawdust?

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I can still smell the tear gas in the Hilton Hotel.

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It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.

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The Senate is the last primitive society in the world. We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor the territorial imperative.

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No man could be equipped for the presidency if he has never been tempted by one of the seven cardinal sins.