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Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. (May 27, 1911 - January 13, 1978) was an American politician from Minnesota who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1969 until 1977. He was a US Senator from Minnesota from 1949-1960, when he resigned to prepare to take office as President. He also served Mayor of Minneapolis in the 1940s before being elected to the Senate.
Humphrey rose to national prominence at the 1948 Laborist National Convention when he expressed his outright support for civil rights, his strong condemnation of both Nationalist Germany and the de jure segregation practiced by the Confederate States as well as racism that still existed in various parts of the United States. During the 1950's he would work closely with Presidents Henry A. Wallace and Earl Warren to end racial discrimination that still existed in various parts of the United States.