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  Humphrey, Jr., Hubert H.
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic-Farmer-Labor  
  1968-01-01  
 
NameHubert H. Humphrey, Jr.
Address
Waverly, Minnesota , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born May 27, 1911
DiedJanuary 13, 1978 (66 years)
ContributorBob
Last ModifedRBH
May 14, 2016 03:50pm
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Info (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; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1948; reelected in 1954, and 1960, and served from January 3, 1949 until December 29, 1964, when he resigned to become Vice President; Democratic whip 1961-1964; well-known for his long and witty speeches on the Senate floor, he was known as �the Happy Warrior�; chairman, Select Committee on Disarmament (Eighty-fourth and Eighty-fifth Congresses); elected Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket with Lyndon Johnson in 1964, and served from January 20, 1965, until January 20, 1969; unsuccessful 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.; elected in 1970 to the United States Senate; reelected in 1976 and served from January 3, 1971, until his death in office; the 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.


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BOOKS
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Undefeated: The Life of Hubert H. Humphrey  Purchase Craverguy 
This Is Humphrey: The Story of the Senator  Purchase Craverguy 
The Political Philosophy of the New Deal  Purchase Craverguy 
The Education of a Public Man: My Life and Politics  Purchase Thomas Walker 
The Drugstore Liberal: Hubert H. Humphrey in Politics  Purchase Craverguy 
The Cause Is Mankind: A Liberal Program for Modern America  Purchase Craverguy 
Integration vs. Segregation  Purchase Craverguy 
Hubert: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Humphrey I Knew  Purchase Craverguy 
Hubert: An Unauthorized Biography of the Vice President  Purchase Craverguy 
Hubert Humphrey: The Man and His Dream  Purchase Craverguy 
Hubert Humphrey: A Biography  Purchase Craverguy 
Hubert Horatio Humphrey: A Memoir  Purchase Craverguy 
Hubert H. Humphrey: The Politics of Joy  Purchase Craverguy 
Beyond Civil Rights: A New Day of Equality  Purchase Craverguy 

EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor

DISCUSSION
Importance? 9.50000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Muriel Fay Buck Humphrey Brown Sep 03, 1936-Jan 13, 1978
Son Robert Humphrey 0000-
Son Douglas Humphrey 0000-
Daughter Nancy Humphrey Solomonson 1938-2003
Son Hubert "Skip" Humphrey III 1942-
Grandson Hubert "Buck" Humphrey IV 1970-

INFORMATION LINKS
1948 Democratic National Convention Address - Hubert H. Humphrey  Discuss
Congressional Gold Medal Recipient Hubert H. Humphrey  Discuss
Hubert H. Humphrey Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech 1968  Discuss
Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Hubert H. Humphrey  Discuss
RACES
  04/21/1980 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Won 7.14% (+0.00%)
  11/02/1976 MN US Senate Won 67.51% (+42.48%)
  09/14/1976 MN US Senate - DFL Primary Won 91.30% (+82.60%)
  07/15/1976 US President - D Convention Lost 0.33% (-74.15%)
  07/01/1976 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.39% (-38.80%)
  07/01/1976 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.01% (-53.29%)
  02/24/1976 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 0.47% (-49.64%)
  07/13/1972 US President - D Convention Lost 2.22% (-55.14%)
  06/06/1972 US President - D Primaries Won 25.77% (+0.42%)
  06/06/1972 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.07% (-86.73%)
  11/03/1970 MN US Senate Won 57.75% (+16.14%)
  09/15/1970 MN US Senate- D Primary Won 79.25% (+58.49%)
  12/16/1968 US President Lost 35.50% (-20.45%)
  11/05/1968 US President National Vote Lost 42.72% (-0.70%)
  09/04/1968 NY US President - L Convention Won 89.64% (+84.68%)
  08/29/1968 US President - D Convention Won 67.43% (+44.41%)
  06/11/1968 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.13% (-37.80%)
  06/11/1968 US President - D Primaries Lost 2.21% (-36.51%)
  03/12/1968 NH US Vice President - D Primary Won 56.25% (+35.34%)
  11/03/1964 US Vice President Won 90.33% (+80.67%)
  08/27/1964 US Vice President - D Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/01/1964 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.01% (-27.25%)
  03/10/1964 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 0.87% (-94.71%)
  01/03/1963 US Senate Assistant Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1961 US Senate Assistant Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1960 MN US Senate Won 57.53% (+15.33%)
  07/15/1960 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  07/15/1960 US President - D Convention Lost 2.76% (-50.13%)
  07/01/1960 US President - D Primaries Lost 10.04% (-21.37%)
  03/24/1960 IA US President - D Caucus/Straw Poll Lost 18.30% (-30.35%)
  08/17/1956 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 6.85% (-31.82%)
  11/02/1954 MN US Senate Won 56.38% (+14.27%)
  07/26/1952 US President - D Convention Lost 1.57% (-35.81%)
  07/01/1952 US President - D Primaries Lost 2.09% (-62.47%)
  11/02/1948 MN US Senate Won 59.78% (+19.97%)
  09/14/1948 MN US Senate - DFL Primary Won 89.07% (+78.14%)
  06/10/1947 Minneapolis Mayor Won 66.23% (+32.46%)
  06/12/1945 Minneapolis Mayor Won 60.98% (+21.97%)
  06/15/1943 Minneapolis Mayor Lost 47.50% (-5.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 NPA Reject
MN US President - D Primary - Mar 20, 1956 D Adlai E. Stevenson II
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1956 D Adlai E. Stevenson II
AR US Senate - D Primary - Jul 27, 1954 D John Little McClellan
US President National Vote - Nov 02, 1948 D Harry S. Truman
MN US Senate - Nov 03, 1942 R Joseph Hurst Ball