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Hubert Humphrey
Humphrey
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1911
Date of Death: 1978
Cause of Death: Bladder Cancer
Religion: Congregationalist
Occupation: Pharmacist, Politician
Spouse: Muriel Humphrey
Children: Nancy Faye Humphrey, Hubert Humphrey III, Robert Humphrey, Douglass Humphrey
Political Party: Democratic Party
Turtledove Appearances:
Shared Universe Story
"The Fillmore Shoggoth"
Fantasy Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
The Hot War
POD: November, 1950
Appearance(s): Fallout
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Date of Death: 1952
Cause of Death: Killed in an atomic bombing
The Man With the Iron Heart
POD: May 29, 1942;
Relevant POD: May, 1945
Type of Appearance: Direct
Worldwar
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Down to Earth
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): The Victorious Opposition
Type of Appearance: Oblique contemporary reference
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was the 38th Vice President of the United States, serving under President Lyndon Johnson. Humphrey twice served as a United States Senator from Minnesota, Before that, he also served as mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1945–1949. Humphrey was the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 1968 presidential election but narrowly lost to the Republican nominee, Richard Nixon.

Hubert Humphrey in "The Fillmore Shoggoth"Edit

The fact that Hubert Humphrey, Robert Kennedy, and Eugene McCarthy were in a three-way battle for the "soul" of the Democratic Party in the Spring of 1968 was seen as a "portent".

Another such portent was an iceberg that had broken from the Antarctic Ross Ice Shelf in 1966 and floated north to the coast of San Francisco in May 1968.

Hubert Humphrey in The Hot WarEdit

Senator Hubert Humphrey (1911-1952) of Minnesota was one of several Democrats who joined the race for the party's presidential nomination after Harry Truman decided not to run again in October 1951, as a consequence of the disastrous course of World War III. Humphrey was seen as being the farthest to the political left.[1] Unfortunately, Humphrey and several of his rivals were killed in May 1952 when the Soviet Union successfully dropped an atomic bomb on Washington, DC.[2]

Hubert Humphrey in The Man With the Iron HeartEdit

Hubert Humphrey was the mayor of Minneapolis after World War II. When Diana McGraw came to Minneapolis' Loring Park to organize a rally against the continued occupation of Germany in 1946, Mayor Humphrey made his way to the stage, and began an impromptu speech begging the audience to think twice about what they were doing. When Diana McGraw threatened to have him arrested for disrupting their rally, Humphrey retreated.[3]

Hubert Humphrey in WorldwarEdit

Hubert Humphrey was Governor of Minnesota when he became the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in 1964. His running mate was Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.[4] The Democratic ticket was easily defeated by the incumbent Republican ticket of President Earl Warren and Vice President Harold Stassen (a fellow Minnesotan). The Warren ticket took 39 states, with the remainder going to Humphrey.[5]

Hubert Humphrey in Southern VictoryEdit

In the late 1930s, a pharmacist from Minneapolis had planned to open a shop in Rosenfeld, Manitoba in Occupied Canada. However, concerns over anti-US violence dissuaded the pharmacist from making the move.[6] The building he'd planned to rent was instead converted into a library.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fallout, pg. 246, HC.
  2. Ibid., pg. 397.
  3. The Man With the Iron Heart, pg. 284.
  4. Down to Earth, pg. 320-21.
  5. Ibid. pg. 346.
  6. The Victorious Opposition, pg. 421.

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