Black and white photograph of Hubert H. Humphrey reading from a pile of telegrams the day after winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, November 3, 1948.

Hubert Humphrey after winning election to the U.S. Senate

Hubert H. Humphrey reads from a pile of telegrams the day after winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, November 3, 1948.

Black and white photograph of Hubert Humphrey delivering a speech on civil rights at the 1948 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Humphrey at the 1948 Democratic National Convention

Hubert Humphrey delivers a speech on civil rights at the 1948 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Black and white photograph of Minneapolis Mayor Hubert Humphrey throws out the first pitch of a baseball game played by the Minneapolis Millers at Nicollet Park in Minneapolis on April 27, 1948.

Hubert Humphrey at a Minneapolis Millers game

Minneapolis Mayor Hubert Humphrey throws out the first pitch of a baseball game played by the Minneapolis Millers at Nicollet Park in Minneapolis on April 27, 1948.

Black and white photograph of a “Hubert Humphrey for mayor” campaign worker rides his Cushman scooter before the Minneapolis mayoral election, 1947.

“Humphrey for mayor” campaigner

A “Hubert Humphrey for mayor” campaign worker rides his Cushman scooter before the Minneapolis mayoral election, 1947.

Black and white photograph of Hubert Humphrey riding the merry-go-round at the Minnesota State Fair, 1947.

Humphrey at the Minnesota State Fair

Hubert Humphrey riding the merry-go-round at the Minnesota State Fair, 1947.

Black and white photograph of Hubert Humphrey reading comics on the radio, August 1946.

Hubert Humphrey reading comics on the radio

Hubert Humphrey reads comics on the radio, August 1946.

Black and white photograph of Jimmy Durante (back left) and Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey sing along with two unidentified men, 1946.

Jimmy Durante with Hubert Humphrey

Jimmy Durante (back left) and Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey sing along with two unidentified men, 1946.

Black and white photograph of Hubert Humphrey, c.1968.

Hubert Humphrey

Hubert Humphrey, c.1968.

Humphrey, Hubert H. (1911–1978)

Hubert H. Humphrey, a giant of Minnesota politics, was one of the most influential liberal leaders of the twentieth century. His political rise was meteoric, his impact on public policy historic. His support for the Vietnam War, however, cost him the office he most sought: president of the United States.

Black and white photograph of Elmer Benson by a lake, 1937.

Elmer Benson by a lake

Elmer Benson by a lake, 1937.

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