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McGovern: Switch of last names makes life easier

Published 07/13/2010, The Daily Republic

Matt McGovern is well aware of the legacy and impact his last name carries. But that’s not why it’s his last name, he said. McGovern, the state director of Repower South Dakota, was born in 1972 as Matthew McGovern-Rowen. It was the year his grandfather, longtime South Dakota representative and senator George McGovern, was the Democratic nominee for president.

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