Hubert Horatio Humphrey


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Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) served under President Lyndon B. Johnson as the 38th Vice President of the United States.

Humphrey twice served as a United States Senator from Minnesota, and served as Democratic Majority Whip. He was a founder of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and Americans for Democratic Action. He also served as Mayor of ... more »

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  • As we begin to comprehend that the earth itself is a kind of manned spaceship hurtling through the infinity of space—it will seem increasingly absurd that we have not better organized the life of...
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, September 26, 1966, San Fernando Valley State College, California....
  • The great challenge which faces us is to assure that, in our society of big-ness, we do not strangle the voice of creativity, that the rules of the game do not come to overshadow its purpose, that the...
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Address, June 29, 1966, to United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, Detro...
  • ''Propaganda, to be effective, must be believed. To be believed, it must be credible. To be credible, it must be true.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, December 6, 1965, Medford, Massachusetts.
  • When people generally are aware of a problem, it can be said to have entered the public consciousness. When people get on their hind legs and holler, the problem has not only entered the public consci...
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Oct. 11, 1966, Gannon College, Erie, Pennsylvania.
  • The heroes of the world community are not those who withdraw when difficulties ensue, not those who can envision neither the prospect of success nor the consequence of failure—but those who stand...
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Nov. 17, 1965, New York City.
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