550 N St SW

Washington, DC

Hubert Humphrey (b. May 27, 1911; d. January 13, 1978) was vice president to President Lyndon B. Johnson and one of the most outspoken political voices of his time on civil rights issues. Growing up in South Dakota, Humphrey first studied to be a pharmacist for his family’s pharmacy business, but he soon returned to school for a master’s in political science. From there he pursued and eventually became the mayor of Minneapolis, and later won a Senate seat for Minnesota. While senator, Humphrey served as the Senate Democratic Whip (1961 to 1964) and made a historic speech in support of civil rights. In 1964, Democratic presidential nominee Lyndon B. Johnson chose Humphrey as his vice presidential running mate. They were elected into office shortly thereafter. In 1968, Humphrey ran and lost the presidency to Richard Nixon. While living in DC, Humphrey lived with wife Muriel in this co-op building (located at 550 N Street SW) on the Southwest Waterfront. The two-bedroom unit at Harbour Square faced the Washington Channel.

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