The Contender
Hubert Humphrey
Born: May 27, 1911
Died: January 13, 1978
"For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end."

1945 – 1948: Mayor of Minneapolis

1948-1964: United States Senator, Minnesota

1952: Runs for Democratic Presidential Nomination (loses)

1960: Runs for Democratic Presidential Nomination (loses)

1961-1964: U.S. Senate Majority Whip

1965-1969: United States Vice President

1968: United States Presidential Candidate

1971-1978: United States Senator, Minnesota

1968 Election

CandidatePartyElectoral VotePopular VotePercentage
Richard NixonRepublican30131,783,78343.4%
Hubert HumphreyDemocratic19131,271,83942.7%
George WallaceAmerican Independent469,901,11813.5%

Did you know...
Twenty years before he ran for president, then-Minneapolis mayor Hubert Humphrey electrified and divided the 1948 Democratic National Convention with a speech calling for civil rights for racial minorities.

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