Hubert H. Humphrey This article is about the US Vice President and presidential candidate. For other people called Hubert Humphrey, see Hubert Humphrey (disambig). Hubert H. Humphrey Order: 38th Vice President Term of Office: January 20, 1965 - January 20, 1969 Predecessor: Lyndon Johnson Succeeded by: Spiro Agnew Date of Birth: May 27, 1911 Place of Birth: Wallace, South Dakota Date of Death: January 13, 1978 Place of Death: Waverly, Minnesota Wife: Muriel Humphrey Profession: Pharmacist, teacher Political Party: Democrat (DFL) President: Lyndon Johnson Hubert Horatio Humphrey II (May 27, 1911 - January 13, 1978) was the 38th Vice President of the United States, serving under President Lyndon Johnson. 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. He was also elected mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1968 Humphrey was the nominee of the United States Democratic Party in the United States presidential election, but lost to Republican Richard M. Nixon.
In one of the most renowned speeches in American political history, Humphrey told the 1948 Democratic National Convention: "the time has arrived in America for the Democratic Party to get out of the shadows of states' rights and walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights," winning support for a pro-civil-rights plank in the Party's platform.