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


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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