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....
  • ''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.
  • 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.
  • ''Today we know that World War II began not in 1939 or 1941 but in the 1920's and 1930's when those who should have known better persuaded themselves that they were not their brother's keeper.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Nov. 11, 1965, Arlington Memorial Cemetery, Washington, D.C..
  • ''There are incalculable resources in the human spirit, once it has been set free.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Dec. 10, 1966, Adas Israel Synagogue, Washington, D.C..
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