Hubert 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 II In office January 20, 1965 - January 20, 1969 38th Vice President President Lyndon Johnson Preceded by Lyndon Johnson Succeeded by Spiro Agnew Born May 27, 1911 Wallace, South Dakota Died January 13, 1978 Waverly, Minnesota Political party Democratic Party Spouse Muriel Humphrey 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 and Americans for Democratic Action. He was also elected mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1968 Humphrey was the nominee of the 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.