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Hubert Humphrey (1911-1980) served as President of the United States from 1962-1969 and continued the legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson and the Civil Rights reformation in the United States. President Humphrey was highly unpopular for most of his Presidency, with the 1964 election over conservative California Senator Richard Nixon as the closest in modern history, and many historians believing Humphrey rode the memory of Johnson to his own election.
During his presidency Humphrey laid the foundation for America's public funded health care system, as well as ushering in several billion dollars for public education, public broadcasting, transportation, and conservation. More than twenty years after his death, Humphrey's presidency is being re-examined as one of the most successful and important of the twentieth century.
Humphrey has been honored in his homestate of Minnesota by naming the home of baseballs Twins, and footballs Vikings after the late President. He was interred at Lakewood Cemetary, Minneapolis, Minnesota.