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.
September 27, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow reports on Minnesota AFL-CIO meeting, and if group will endorse Senator George McGovern for President of the United States. Reports includes excerpt of speech at AFL-CIO convention from Hubert H. Humphrey in support of McGovern.
March 20, 1973 - Speaker talks about the effect of a proposed bill on gun control. He is concerned about red tape and procedures that would deny firearms to the disadvantaged. it would be impossible for the poor, the black, the Indians, the Chicanos to comply with them. This is substantive denial of due process of law. He talks about scenarios, asking what are the chances a sheriff at Cass Lake or Wounded Knee will give a gun to an Indian? The speaker cites Hubert Humphrey, who said one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms. The speaker adds this is not to say firearms shouldn't be very carefully used. However, the right to bear arms is one safeguard against arbitrary government, against the tryanny which now appears remote now but has always been possible. For example, the Japanese Americans on the West Coast during WWII were stripped of their property and put in concentration camps. That was 30 years ago, more or less. It can happen; this bill makes it possible. Speaker is possibly Clyde Bellecourt, but is unknown for certain.
February 22, 1974 - Humphrey says while he's heard rumors, he's not ready to be buried or to retire. He intends to be on the job and in the Senate, and hopefully in 1976 seeking an opportunity to continue to serve the people of Minnesota.
November 5, 1974 - Senator Hubert Humphrey talks about price fixing in U.S. industry. The grocery chains have had a 125 percent increase in profits. The Federal Trade Commission has not done anything.
November 5, 1974 - Senator Hubert Humphrey says the multi-national oil "cartels" have a strangle hold on the Republican administration. They have removed price controls. John Sawhill's forced resignation from the Federal Energy Commission was because he wanted to change these conditions, says Senator Hubert Humphrey.
January 17, 1975 - Minnesota Senator Hubert Humphrey holds a press conference on January, 10 1975 in the Twin Cities. He talks about the United States in international matters, the energy crisis, and the economy.
June 3, 1975 - Hubert Humphrey on unemployment, says maximum sustainable level is four percent
August 26, 1975 - Jim Klobuchar comments on Hubert Humphrey's "bleeding heart politics" and how it affected the national picture of American politics.
October 16, 1975 - A presidential primary bill passed the House but did not receive a hearing in the Senate. It would have set April 6 as a primary date. Rick Scott (title unknown) says a primary comes too early, but the caucus system works well. Senator Skip Humphrey offered a bill to create a "regional" primary, grouping Minnesota with WI, the Dakotas and Iowa. Also in capitol news, a bill was passed restricting commercial development in the BWCA.
October 18, 1975 - Unknown speaker says more Republican candidates would come forward if Hubert Humphrey weren't in the race.