The Nation: The Indomitable Senator Returns

Humphrey's old remedy

The damask-hung walls of the Senate chamber reverberated with the longest, most heartfelt outpouring of affection and admiration that anyone could remember. Hubert Humphrey had returned to the place he loves "with blind devotion." Eleven weeks after doctors discovered that his pelvic cancer had spread and was beyond surgery, the "Happy Warrior" of the Democratic Party was back at the desk he has occupied for 21 years. TIME Correspondent Bonnie Angela reports:

The standing ovation from his colleagues and from the overflowing galleries continued while Hubert Humphrey moved vigorously around the chamber, greeting friends,...

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