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38th Vice President (1965-1969)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
References, Links, & Further Reading

Education: Denver College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Louisiana State University

Occupation: pharmacist, college professor, news commentator

Political Affiliation: Democrat

Religious Affiliation: Lutheran?, Methodist?, Congregationalist?

Summary of Religious Views:

Humphrey was raised in a Lutheran family, but, because there was no Lutheran church in his hometown, he and his family attended a Methodist church. As an adult, he liked to attend church with his children when he could.

Views on Religion & Politics:


"I was baptized in in the Highland Lutheran church in a rural section just north of Lily, South Dakota. It just so happened when we moved to Doland, South Dakota, that there was no Lutheran church and our family affiliated with the Methodist church." -- letter to Rev. Tenner Thompson, March 1945

"I attended church as a boy, primarily at mother's insistence, but also because I liked it and because Julian Hartt, the minister's son, was a close friend. In 1922, on the day Ralph and I were baptized, my father, then forty, joined the church." -- The Education of a Public Man: My Life and Politics, 1976, p. 29

"On one occasion, a traffic policeman in handing out a ticket called the violator a 'dirty Jew.' I suspended him for fifteen days without pay. I tried with far less success to stop the verbal abuse of Negroes." -- The Education of a Public Man: My Life and Politics, 1976, p. 99

References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Films, Links


Works by Hubert H. Humphrey

Beyond Civil Rights: A New Day of Equality, Random House, 1964
The Cause Is Mankind: A Liberal Program for Modern America, Praeger, 1964
The Education of a Public Man: My Life and Politics, Doubleday, 1976; new ed., Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1991
John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert H. Humphrey, and Thomas H. Kuchel, Moral Crisis: The Case for Civil Rights, Gilbert, 1964
The Political Philosophy of the New Deal, Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1970
Tax loop holes, Public Affairs Inst. 1952
War on Poverty, McGraw-Hill, 1964


Edgar Berman, Hubert: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Humphrey I Knew, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1979
Dan Cohen, Undefeated: The Life of Hubert H. Humphrey, Lerner, 1978
Charles Lloyd Garrettson, III, Hubert H. Humphrey: The Politics of Joy, Transaction, 1993
Winthrop Griffith, Humphrey: A Candid Biography, Morrow, 1965
Ralph G. Martin, A Man for All People: Hubert H. Humphrey, Grosset & Dunlap, 1968
Allan H. Ryskind, Hubert, An Unauthorized Biography of the Vice President, Arlington House, 1968
Carl Solberg, Hubert Humphrey, W.W. Norton, 1984
Timothy N. Thurber, The Politics of Equality: Hubert H. Humphrey and the African American Freedom Struggle, Columbia Univ. Press, 1999


Works by Hubert H. Humphrey

"Peace and Disarmament," In Crossroad Papers: A Look Into the American Future, ed. by Hans J. Morgenthau, pp. 127-40, W.W. Norton & Co., 1965
"The Senate on Trial," American Political Science Review, 44, September 1950, pp. 650-60


Ralph Brauer, "The Tragedy of Citizen Humphrey," Midwest Quarterly, 32, Spring 1991, pp. 338-354


Hubert Humphrey: The Art of the Possible, PBS, 2010


Works by Hubert H. Humphrey

1948 Democratic National Convention Address (American Rhetoric)
Vice Presidential Nomination Acceptance Address (American Rhetoric)
Oral Histories -- Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr. (Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum)

Biographical Sites

HUMPHREY, Hubert Horatio, Jr., 1911-1978 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
Hubert H. Humphrey (1965-1969) (Vice Presidents of the United States -- U.S. Senate)
Hubert Horatio Humphrey (Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum)
Hubert Humphrey (Spartacus Encyclopedia)

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