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May 26, 2011

Hubert Humphrey’s 100th Birthday

Filed under: Authors, History, MHS press — regana @ 4:40 pm

Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey (Minneapolis Tribune)Friday, May 27, marks a century since the birth of Minnesota’s Happy Warrior, Hubert Humphrey. He was the mayor of Minneapolis, a founder of the DFL party, a U.S. senator from Minnesota, the 38th vice president of the United States, an unsuccessful candidate for the presidency in 1968, and a tireless champion of liberal causes.

All this week Iric Nathanson, author of Minneapolis in the Twentieth Century, has been writing informative and thoughtful articles for that highlight significant aspects of this remarkable man’s career. And on Friday, St. John’s history professor Annette Atkins will talk about him on MPR’s Morning Edition with Cathy Wurzer.  If you hunger for still more, check out Carl Solberg’s great book, Hubert Humphrey: A Biography.

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