Hubert H. Humphrey Biography

Mayor, Academic, U.S. Vice President, U.S. Senator (1911–1978)
Hubert H. Humphrey was an assistant majority leader of the Senate who became the 38th U.S. vice president under Lyndon B. Johnson.


Hubert H. Humphrey was born on May 27, 1911, in Wallace, South Dakota, and went on to become mayor of Minneapolis. He was elected to the a seat in the U.S. Senate in 1948, becoming assistant majority leader and helping to push the Civil Rights Act. He went on to serve as vice president under Lyndon B. Johnson, later running unsuccessfully for the presidency against Richard Nixon in 1968. Humphrey returned to the Senate thereafter. He died on January 13, 1978, in Waverly, Minnesota.

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