Hubert H. Humphrey served as the 38th vice president of the United States and as a U.S. Senator from Minnesota.
Born May 27, 1911 in Wallace, S.D., he 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 Senate, where he became known as “the Happy Warrior.” In 1964, he was elected vice president on the Democratic ticket with President Lyndon Johnson. He narrowly lost the 1968 presidential election to Richard Nixon.
October 31, 2008 — Independence Party candidate for U.S. Senate, Dean Barkley, speaks last week at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute as part of a Candidates Forum series put on by the Institute's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance. Following his opening remarks Barkley took questions from the audience and moderator, Larry Jacobs.
October 30, 2008 — Republican Senator Norm Coleman speaks last week at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute as part of a Candidates Forum series put on by the Institute's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance. Following his opening remarks Coleman took questions from the audience and moderator, Larry Jacobs.
October 29, 2008 — Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Al Franken, speaks last week at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute as part of a Candidates Forum series put on by the Institute's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance. Following his opening remarks Franken took questions from the audience and moderator, Larry Jacobs.
August 10, 2007 — Can Minnesota afford the upkeep of roads and bridges? Broadcast: Midday, 08/10/2007, 11:00 a.m. With the wreckage of the I-35W bridge still slumped in the Mississippi River, options for rebuilding are beginning to surface. State and federal government now must deal with questions about the eroding state of our bridges and highways and how we pay for the upkeep of our infrastructure. Guest: Tim Penny: senior fellow, Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.
June 19, 2006 — The United Nations has warned that wider conflict is likely in Somalia after militia groups loyal to Islamic courts achieved military victories over secular warlords who are believed to be backed by the United States. The African Union and Western nations are pushing ahead with plans to send foreign peacekeepers to Somalia. But rulers in the Somali capital of Mogadishu strongly object to foreign troops entering the country. Ali Khalif Galaydh was prime minister of Somaila from late 2000 until the end of 2001. He is now a visiting professor the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. I spoke with him earlier this afternoon.
December 5, 2003 — 33 women have served in the United States Senate in it's more than 200 year history. 14 of them are in office right now. A new exhibit at the Hubert H Humphrey Institute documents the lives of those women as they negotiate a terrain traditionally ruled by men. It's called "The Changing Face of Power." Minnesota Public Radio's Marianne Combs reports:
September 9, 2003 — That is Brian Atwood who is the Dean of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
July 24, 2003 — A new economic study paints a picture of a thriving Twin Cities art scene. University of Minnesota researchers say artists - and in particular dancers and writers - comprise more of the workforce here than in other similar-sized metropolitan areas. And the concentration of artists is growing fast. It's on pace with Seattle and Albuquerque and growing faster than Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas. Ann Markeson is director of the Project on Regional and Industrial Economics at the Humphrey Institute. She says that artists are highly enreprenurial and represent a hidden arts dividend for the economy.
June 16, 2003 — Despite fresh violence in the Middle East, the Bush Administration has called on both Israelis and Palestinians to remain dedicated to the so-called roadmap to peace. Brian Atwood is the Dean of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He served as the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development from 1993 to 1999. Atwood was the first American official to meet with Yasir Arafat after the PLO leader returned to Gaza and the West Bank in 1994. Atwood supports President Bush's peace initiative, but warns it won't be effective unless it's backed by the necessary support.
May 5, 2003 — 25 years after the death of Hubert Humphrey... former staffers and aids are coming together in Minneapolis to honor his legacy. Humphrey was mayor of Minneapolis in the 1940's. He united the Democratic and Farmer-Labor parties... became a U.S. senator who championed civil rights.... and was elected Vice President in 1964. Later today... about a hundred former staffers and aids will gather at the Humphrey Institute at the U of M to discuss his impact on Minnesota and the country. Joining us on the line is Norm Sherman... who was Humphrey's press secretary during his Senate and Vice Presidential career.