National Affairs: MAN FROM MINNESOTA

The first Democrat to declare his candidacy for his party's presidential nomination: Minnesota's Senator Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr., 48.

Early Life. Born May 27, 1911, in an apartment over his family's drugstore in Wallace, S. Dak., the second of four children, he inherited his name and his politics from his pharmacist father, who was persuaded into the Democratic Party after he heard William Jennings Bryan speak. As a prizewinning debater and bright student in high school and college (University of Minnesota '39), he acquired a volubility and an oratorical flourish that have stuck with him through the years. A victim of the...

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