Hubert Humphrey

Hubert Humphrey, 1969

Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. (1911 - 1978) was the thirty-eighth Vice President of the United States, serving under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Humphrey was a U.S. Senator from Minnesota and the Democratic Majority Whip. Humphrey also served as mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1945-1949. In 1968, Humphrey was the Democratic Party nominee in the Presidential Election, but lost to the Republican candidate, Richard Nixon.

Hubert was known as a strong proponent of social welfare and civil rights, and he is credited with introducing the three bills that created the Peace Corps Volunteers in 1957 under John F. Kennedy. He also introduced the first attempt at comprehensive employment legislation.

After leaving the Vice-Presidency, Hubert Humphrey taught at Macalester College and the University of Minnesota, and served as Chairman of the Board of Consultants for the Encyclopedia Britannica. Then, in 1976, Humphrey returned to political life as a U.S. Senator. He remained in office until his death. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medial and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


“Youth and Politics.” April 15, 1969. Kresge Auditorium.
“Urban Ills.” April 17, 1969. Kresge Auditorium. With Boston Mayor John Collins , Willard Johnson, Alvin Drake. Moderated by Provost Jerome Wiesner.


Hubert Humphrey met a student group for a Q&A session in the Sala de Puerto Rico, and he also attended a political science class.