Sen. Hubert Humphrey Jr.

Former Senator from Minnesota, Democrat

Humphrey, a Democrat, was a senator from Minnesota from 1971 to 1978.

He was previously Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) (1965-1969; Democratic); and a senator from Minnesota (1949-1964).


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Humphrey sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Humphrey is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Humphrey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Agriculture and Food (20%) Private Legislation (15%) International Affairs (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Energy (9%) Education (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Humphrey’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1949 to Feb 1978, Humphrey missed 1,404 of 6,988 roll call votes, which is 20.1%. This is much worse than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Feb 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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