Hubert H. Humphrey

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Date of Birth May 27, 1911
Place of Birth Wallace, South Dakota
Date of Death Jan 13, 1978 (66)
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Hubert Humphrey

Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th vice president of the United States from 1965 to 1969. He twice served in the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and 1971 to 1978. He was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 1968 presidential election, losing to Republican nominee Richard Nixon. Born in Wallace, South Dakota, Humphrey attended the University of Minnesota. At one point he helped run his father's pharmacy. He earned a master's degree from Louisiana State University and worked for the Works Progress Administration, the Minnesota war service program, and the War Manpower Commission. In 1943, he became a professor of political science at Macalester College and ran a failed campaign for mayor of Minneapolis. He helped found the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party in 1944.

Born: Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr, May 27, 1911, Wallace, South Dakota, US
Died: January 13, 1978, Waverly, Minnesota, US
Political party: Democratic–Farmer–Labor
Children: 4, including Skip
Education: University of Minnesota (BA), Capitol College of Pharmacy, Louisiana State University (MA)
President: Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by: Lyndon B. Johnson
Succeeded by: Spiro Agnew
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About Hubert H. Humphrey

Minnesota senator who ran for the US presidency in 1968 but lost to Richard Nixon. He was the Vice President under Lyndon B. Johnson from 1965 to 1969.

Before Fame

He earned a pharmacist's license and spent seven years employed at his family's drugstore.


He was the lead author of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964

Family Life

He married bookkeeper Muriel Buck in 1934; the couple remained together until his death forty-two years later.


He ran and lost in the 1968 presidential election to Richard Nixon.

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