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Overview (5)

Born in Wallace, South Dakota, USA
Died in Waverly, Minnesota, USA  (bladder cancer)
Birth NameHubert Horatio Humphrey Jr.
Nicknames The Happy Warrior
Humpty Hubert
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Hubert H. Humphrey was born on May 27, 1911 in Wallace, South Dakota, USA as Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. He was an actor, known for The Candidate (1972), Playhouse 90 (1956) and The Red Skelton Hour (1951). He was married to Muriel Fay Buck. He died on January 13, 1978 in Waverly, Minnesota, USA.

Spouse (1)

Muriel Fay Buck (3 September 1936 - 13 January 1978) ( his death) ( 4 children)

Trade Mark (1)

High-pitched, often squeaky voice

Trivia (17)

U.S. vice president (1965-1969).
U.S. senator from Minnesota (1949-1964, 1971-1978).
Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota (1945-1948).
Children: Nancy, Hubert 3rd, Robert, Douglas.
Pictured on a 52¢ US definitive postage stamp in the Great Americans series, issued 3 June 1991.
Is buried at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis
After practicing pharmacy for several years, Humphrey taught political science and became involved in state politics.
He became the U.S. Senate Assistant Majority Leader. (1961)
He was instrumental in getting the Democratic party and the Farmer-Labor party to merge.
Was of Norwegian descent.
Was the first member of the Senate to be named Deputy President Pro Tempore of the Senate in 1977, in recognition of his service as Vice President of the United States (1965-1969.) The office will be reserved for future former Presidents or Vice Presidents who later become members of the Senate.
Is one of five Vice Presidents to be elected to the U.S. Senate after serving as Vice President. The other four were John C. Calhoun, John C. Breckinridge, Hannibal Hamlin and Alben Barkley.
His wife, Sen. Muriel Fay Buck, took his place in the senate after his death.
Has a football stadium named for him in Minneapolis, Minnesota: The Hubert Humphrey Metrodome.
Journalist Hunter S. Thompson described Humphrey's campaign style as, "A promise every three minutes.".
He was a heavy smoker, which he believed caused his cancer.
Declined an offer to be the the Vice Presidential candidate on the 1972 Democratic ticket.

Personal Quotes (5)

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
I have enjoyed my life, its disappointments outweighed by its pleasures. I have loved my country in a way that some people consider sentimental and out of style. I still do. And I remain an optimist with joy, without apology about this country and about the American experiment in democracy.
"The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy, and the handicapped." -- From his last speech, Washington DC, November 1, 1977.
To err is human. To blame someone else is politics.
The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.

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