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Encyclopedia > Hubert H. Humphrey III

Hubert Horatio "Skip" Humphrey III is the son of former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey II and Muriel Humphrey. Humphrey was elected to the state Senate in 1972 and served as a state senator from 1973 to 1983. He was elected Attorney General in 1982. He served as Attorney General of Minnesota from 1983-1999. In 1988, he challeneged incumbent Republican Dave Durenberger's U.S. Senate seat (a seat that his father previously held), but lost. He ran for governor of Minnesota in 1998 as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) candidate against the Reform Party of Minnesota (now known as the Independence Party) candidate Jesse Ventura and Republican Party candidate Norm Coleman. He lost to Ventura. As attorney general he was one of the the DFL Party's most popular candidates ever in terms of votes cast for him. He is married to Nancy Lee Humphrey and is the father of Hubert Horatio "Buck" Humphrey IV.


Humphrey is currently the president of the Minnesota chapter of the AARP.


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Skip Humphrey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (299 words)
Hubert Horatio "Skip" Humphrey III (born 26 June 1942) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL).
Humphrey was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1972 and served as a state senator from 1973 to 1983.
Humphrey is currently the president of the Minnesota chapter of the AARP.
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