Hubert H. Humphrey American Democrat politician who served as the 38th vice president of the United States and represented Minnesota in the United States Senate.
Born May 27, 1911 in Wallace, South Dakota, Humphrey served as assistant director of the War Manpower Commission, as a college professor, and radio commentator before becoming mayor of Minneapolis in 1945. In 1948, he won election to the U.S. Senate, where he became known as “the Happy Warrior.” In 1964, he was elected vice president in Lyndon Johnson’s presidential win. Humphrey ran as the democratic nominee in an unsuccessful bid for President of the United States in 1968, losing to republican Richard Nixon. Humphrey would later be reelected to the U.S. Senate and serve from 1971 to 1978.
December 14, 1975 - Hubert H. Humphrey speaks at DFL feminist caucus on the ERA Amendment and need to educate those who are needed for its ratification.
December 14, 1975 - Hubert H Humphrey speaks at DFL feminist caucus, saying law calling for equal pay for equal work isn't enforced. He talks about how much women earn compared to men.
February 6, 1976 - "Give Hubert Hell" - A roast for Hubert Humphrey from the Minnesota Press Club.
April 23, 1976 - John Merli talks with Senator Hubert Humphrey 6 days before his announcement not to actively seek the 1976 Democratic Presidential nomination about his personal retreat at Lake Waverly, and about his unique "non-running" position in campaign 1976.
March 29, 1977 - Prairie Home Morning Show March 29, 1977 Old Federal Courts Building.
January 28, 1988 - Midday presents the MPR documentary “The Politics of Joy: A Radio Remembrance of Hubert Humphrey.” Narrated by MPR’s Paula Schroeder and former Vice President Walter Mondale.
June 19, 1997 - ** TOP WITH LATEST ON TOBACCO SETTLEMENT ** The chief negotiator for states in talks with cigarette companies on a settlement of lawsuits said tremendous progress had been made today... but there's still no announcement of an agreement....although some anti-tobacco attorneys says a deal is imminent. Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey the Third says negotiators should slow down the rapid pace of the talks. Humphrey says tobacco companies are hoping for a speedy agreement, so they won't have to release incriminating documents that could work against them in the courts. Some of his colleagues have criticized Humphrey for his hard-line position on talks....but Humphrey says he's just trying to make sure that some 33-million documents Minnesota has collected for its case....see the light of day: | WATCH LEVELS...A BIT HOT IN SPOTS ****
June 24, 1997 - Minnesota Attorney General "Skip" Humphrey has denied reports that he's softening his opposition to the tentative deal ending state lawsuits against cigarette makers. Humphrey says he's as opposed to the deal now as he was when it was announced last Friday. Minnesota Public Radio's Martin Kaste reports.
September 17, 1997 - President Clinton today called for sweeping changes in the proposed national tobacco settlement, including industry penalties of up to a $1.50 per pack if teen-age smoking fails to fall sharply over 10 years. In making his first detailed comment on the $368-billion tobacco settlement reached in June, Clinton effectively refused to endorse the agreement, outlining so many changes that it was certain to serve as little more than a starting point for any legislation that Congress may ultimately fashion. Minnesota's lawsuit against the industry is set to go to court in January. State Attorney General Skip Humphrey, who has been highly critical of the tobacco companies and the settlement, says the original settlement is dead. It's not, he says, just a bargaining tactic by the President.
February 23, 1998 - Next Tuesday night Republicans and Democrats hold precinct caucuses to elect delegates to this summer's party conventions. This week Minnesota Public Radio is profiling the candidates vying for their endorsement for governor. The race is drawing attention outside of Minnesota because the race includes several sons of famous fathers. None has a bigger name, or is taking a bigger gamble now, than Attorney General Skip Humphrey. Minnesota Public Radio's Karen Louise Boothe has the first in a series of profiles of gubernatorial candidates.