|Info||Humphrey, Hubert H. - (husband of Muriel Buck Humphrey), a Senator from Minnesota and a Vice President of the United States; born in Wallace, Codington County, S.Dak., May 27, 1911; attended the public schools of Doland, S.Dak., where his family had moved; graduated from Capitol College of Pharmacy, Denver, Colo. 1933 and the University of Minnesota 1939; earned a graduate degree from Louisiana State University 1940; pharmacist with Humphrey Drug Co., Huron, S.Dak., 1933-1937; assistant instructor of political science at Louisiana State University 1939-1940 and University of Minnesota 1940-1941; State director of war production training and reemployment and State chief of Minnesota war service program 1942; assistant director, War Manpower Commission 1943; professor in political science at Macalester (Minn.) College 1943-1944; radio news commentator 1944-1945 |
Mayor of Minneapolis 1945-1948
US Senate (DFL-MN) 1949-1964. Known as "the Happy Warrior", he was well-known for his long and witty speeches on the Senate floor. Democratic whip 1961-1964. Resigned 12/29/1964.
US Vice President 1965-1969
Democratic nominee for President of the United States 1968
Resumed teaching at Macalester College and the University of Minnesota 1969-1970; chairman, board of consultants, Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corp.
US Senate 1971-1978. Post of Deputy President pro tempore of the Senate was created for him and he held it from January 5, 1977, until his death in Waverly, Minn., January 13, 1978; chairman, Joint Economic Committee (Ninety-fourth Congress); unprecedented sessions of the House and Senate were held in his honor in October 1977, when he was gravely ill; lay in state in the Rotunda of the Capitol; interment in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.