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Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. was the Democratic party's nominee for US President in 1968. Humphrey was born in South Dakota but is often associated with Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, taught political science at Macalester College in Saint Paul, helped found Minnesota's Democratic party, and served as mayor of Minneapolis. He was also elected as one of Minnesota's US Senators before he became the Lyndon Johnson's Vice President in 1965. The 1968 presidential bid was Humphrey's third—the two previous attempts in 1952 and 1960 had failed to gather support. It's presumed by many that his 1968 bid was prompted by the fact that the incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson did not seek reelection.
Humphrey and his running mate Edmund S. Muskie faced Richard M. Nixon and Spiro T. Agnew, the Republican candidates. The Nixon-Agnew ticket emerged victorious, winning 301 electoral votes—quite enough to defeat the Humphrey-Muskie ticket, who received 191.