Hubert Humphrey

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Hubert H. Humphrey served as the 38th vice president of the United States and as a U.S. Senator from Minnesota.

Born May 27, 1911 in Wallace, S.D., he served as assistant director of the War Manpower Commission, as a college professor and radio commentator before becoming mayor of Minneapolis in 1945.

In 1948, he won election to the Senate, where he became known as “the Happy Warrior.” In 1964, he was elected vice president on the Democratic ticket with President Lyndon Johnson. He narrowly lost the 1968 presidential election to Richard Nixon.

Charles Turck, Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale
Photo courtesy of the University of Minnesota Press