Hubert Humphrey

Hubert Humphrey

Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978), served under President Lyndon B. Johnson as the 38th Vice President of the United States.

Humphrey twice served as a United States Senator from Minnesota, and served as Democratic Majority Whip. He was a founder of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and Americans for Democratic Action. He also served as Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1945 to 1948. Humphrey was the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 1968 presidential election but lost to the Republican nominee, Richard Nixon.

Read more about Hubert HumphreyEarly Years, Marriage and Early Career, The 1948 Democratic National Convention, The Happy Warrior (1948–1964), Presidential and Vice-Presidential Ambitions (1952–1964), The Vice Presidency (1965-1969), The 1968 Presidential Election, Death and Funeral, Honors, Electoral History

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    Liberalism, above all, means emancipation—emancipation from one’s fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination ... from poverty.
    —Hubert H. Humphrey (1911–1978)