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  Humphrey III, Hubert "Skip"
NameHubert "Skip" Humphrey III
New Hope, Minnesota , United States
Born June 26, 1942 (78 years)
ContributorThe Oncoming Storm
Last ModifedRBH
Jul 14, 2020 04:37pm
Tags Liberal - Straight -
InfoHubert Horatio "Skip" Humphrey is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL). He is the son of the late Vice President Hubert Humphrey and the late U.S. Senator Muriel Humphrey. He attended American University where he was a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi, Beta Chi chapter, and is a graduate University of Minnesota Law School. Humphrey was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1972 and served as a state senator from 1973 to 1983. He was elected attorney general in 1982. He served as Attorney General of Minnesota from 1983-1999. In 1988, he challenged incumbent Independent-Republican David Durenberger in the race for US Senate seat (a seat that his father and his mother previously held), but lost. He ran for governor of Minnesota in 1998 as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate against the Reform Party (now known as the Independence Party) candidate Jesse Ventura and Republican candidate Norm Coleman. He lost to Ventura. As attorney general he was one of the DFL Party's most popular candidates ever in terms of popular vote. He is married to Nancy Lee Humphrey and is the father of three children, including Hubert H. "Buck" Humphrey IV. Humphrey is currently a Senior Vice President at Tunheim Partners, a Minnesota based public relations and public affairs firm.

Humphrey is currently the president of the Minnesota chapter of the AARP.


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Son Hubert "Buck" Humphrey IV 1970-
Father Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr. 1911-1978
Brother Robert Humphrey 0000-
Brother Douglas Humphrey 0000-
Sister Nancy Humphrey Solomonson 1938-2003
Mother Muriel Fay Buck Humphrey Brown 1912-1998

  11/03/1998 MN Governor Lost 28.08% (-8.91%)
  09/15/1998 MN Governor - DFL Primary Won 36.95% (+17.98%)
  11/08/1994 MN Attorney General Won 66.63% (+37.43%)
  09/13/1994 MN Attorney General - DFL Primary Won 87.91% (+81.34%)
  11/06/1990 MN Attorney General Won 63.22% (+26.44%)
  11/08/1988 MN US Senate Lost 40.92% (-15.26%)
  09/13/1988 MN US Senate - DFL Primary Won 90.58% (+81.16%)
  11/04/1986 MN Attorney General Won 70.33% (+41.82%)
  09/09/1986 MN Attorney General - DFL Primary Won 85.67% (+79.87%)
  11/02/1982 MN Attorney General Won 61.72% (+24.48%)
  11/04/1980 MN State Senate 44 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1976 MN State Senate 44 Won 68.62% (+37.23%)
  11/07/1972 MN State Senate 44 Won 54.75% (+9.51%)
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St. Paul Mayor - Primary - Sep 13, 2005 DFL Chris Coleman
MN US President - D Caucus - Mar 02, 2004 I Joe Lieberman
MN Lt. Governor - DFL Primary - Sep 15, 1998 DFL Roger D. Moe
St. Paul Mayor - Nov 02, 1993 R Norm Coleman