Hubert H. Humphrey worked as a pharmacist before returning to academia and becoming a political science professor. He was elected to the Senate in 1948, the same year his proposal for ending racial segregation was included in the party platform. Humphrey was the lead author of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and introduced the first initiative to create the Peace Corps. He suggested the Democratic Party “walk into the sunshine of human rights.” He ran for and lost in the Democratic primary presidential campaigns of 1952 and 1960. When Lyndon Johnson inherited the presidency after Kennedy’s assassination, Johnson chose Hubert H. Humphrey to be his running mate in the landslide election of 1964. When Johnson chose not to run for reelection in 1968, Humphrey ran for the presidency and lost to former vice president Richard Nixon in the general election.
This U.S. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey History Mug is part of our U.S. Vice Presidents Series which includes all of the US Vice Presidents.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.