The Vice Presidency: Hubert Unbound

As he beamed for photographers on the boarding ramp of Air Force Two, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey looked as proud as a boy with his first pair of long pants. In fact, Lyndon Johnson had just allowed Hubert his first extended vice-presidential trip abroad, a week-long swing around four Far Eastern nations.

Though it was billed as a "goodwill mission" for the U.S., speculation around Washington had it that Johnson's real aim was to drum up some good will for Humphrey. A recent Gallup poll found that 56% of U.S. voters thought...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!