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.

Black and white photograph of a spontaneous demonstration for Governor Elmer Benson at Duluth Convention, 1938.

Elmer Benson supporters

Spontaneous demonstration for Governor Elmer Benson at Duluth Convention, 1938.

Black and white photograph of Governor Elmer Benson speaking at a Farmer-Labor state convention in Duluth, 1938.

Elmer Benson at a Farmer-Labor Convention

Governor Elmer Benson speaking at a Farmer-Labor state convention in Duluth, 1938.

Black and white photograph of Governor Elmer Benson (center right) at a conference with American Gas Machine Company strike representatives in Albert Lea, 1937.

Elmer Benson with strike representatives

Governor Elmer Benson (center right) at a conference with American Gas Machine Company strike representatives in Albert Lea, 1937.

Black and white photograph of Governor Elmer Benson with Vice President Henry Wallace, c.1939.

Governor Elmer Benson with Vice President Henry Wallace

Governor Elmer Benson with Vice President Henry Wallace, c.1939.

Black and white photograph of Governor Elmer Benson eating breakfast with his family at their cabin on the North shore of Lake Superior, 1937.

Governor Elmer Benson eating breakfast with his family

Governor Elmer Benson eating breakfast with his family at their cabin on the North shore of Lake Superior, 1937.

Black and white photograph of Elmer Benson waving from a campaign train, c.1936.

Elmer Benson waving from a campaign train

Elmer Benson waving from a campaign train, c.1936.

Black and white photograph of the inauguration of Elmer Benson as governor of Minnesota,1937. Photographed by the St. Paul Daily News.

The inauguration of Elmer Benson

The inauguration of Elmer Benson as governor of Minnesota,1937. Photographed by the St. Paul Daily News.

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