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Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. was an American politician who served under President Lyndon B. Johnson as the 38th Vice President of the United States from 1965 to 1969. Prior to his role as Vice President, Humphrey also served in the United States Senate representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and 1971-1978. After President Johnson made the surprising announcement that he would not seek re-election in March 1968, Humphrey announced his own bid for the presidency. Choosing Senator Edmond Muskie as his running mate, Humphrey secured the Democratic nomination and faced off against Republican nominee, Richard Nixon. Though Humphrey and Nixon were nearly matched in the popular vote, Nixon won the majority of electoral votes, securing him the election. Upon his defeat, Humphrey returned to the Senate and served until his death in 1978 at the age of 66.
Source: "Five 1968 Humphrey Buttons including two "I am a Humphey Delegate." Hake's Americana & Collectibles. Retrieved from https://www.hakes.com/Auction/ItemDetail/101002/FIVE-1968-HUMPHREY-BUTTO...