Electoral History of Hubert Humphrey

Hubert Horatio Humphrey, 38th Vice President of the United States (1965–1969), United States Senator from Minnesota (1949–1964 and 1971–1978), 35th Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota (1945–1948).

Minnesota United States Senate election, 1948:

  • Hubert Humphrey (DFL) – 729,494 (59.78%)
  • Joseph H. Ball (R) (inc.) – 485,801 (39.81%)
  • Vincent Raymond Dunne (Socialist Workers) – 4,951 (0.41%)

1952 Democratic presidential primaries:

  • Estes Kefauver – 3,169,448 (65.04%)
  • Pat Brown – 485,578 (9.97%)
  • Richard B. Russell, Jr. – 371,179 (7.62%)
  • Matthew M. Neely – 191,471 (3.93%)
  • Robert J. Bulkley – 184,880 (3.79%)
  • Hubert Humphrey – 102,527 (2.10%)
  • Adlai Stevenson II – 81,096 (1.66%)
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower – 64,911 (1.33%)
  • Harry S. Truman (inc.) – 62,345 (1.28%)

1952 Democratic National Convention (1st Presidential tally):

  • Estes Kefauver – 340
  • Adlai Stevenson II – 273
  • Richard B. Russell, Jr. – 268
  • W. Averell Harriman – 123.5
  • Robert S. Kerr – 65
  • Alben W. Barkely – 48.5
  • Paul A. Dever – 37.5
  • Scattering – 26.5
  • Hubert Humphrey – 26
  • J. William Fulbright – 22

Minnesota United States Senate election, 1954:

  • Hubert Humphrey (DFL) (inc.) – 642,193 (56.39%)
  • Val Bjornson (R) – 479,619 (42.11%)
  • Frank P. Ryan (I) – 12,457 (1.09%)
  • Vincent Raymond Dunne (Socialist Workers) – 4,683 (0.41%)

1956 Democratic National Convention (Vice Presidential tally):

First ballot:

  • Estes Kefauver – 466.5
  • John F. Kennedy – 294.5
  • Albert Gore, Sr. – 178
  • Robert F. Wagner, Jr. – 162.5
  • Hubert Humphrey – 134
  • Luther Hodges – 40
  • P. T. Maner – 33
  • LeRoy Collins – 29
  • Clinton Anderson – 16
  • Frank G. Clement – 14
  • Pat Brown – 1
  • Lyndon B. Johnson – 1
  • Stuart Symington – 1

Second ballot:

  • John F. Kennedy – 618
  • Estes Kefauver – 551.5
  • Albert Gore, Sr. – 110.5
  • Hubert Humphrey – 74.5
  • Robert F. Wagner, Jr. – 9.5
  • Luther Hodges – 0.5

Third ballot:

  • Estes Kefauver – 755.5
  • John F. Kennedy – 589
  • Albert Gore, Sr. – 13.5
  • Robert F. Wagner, Jr. – 6
  • Hubert Humphrey – 2

1960 Democratic presidential primaries:

  • John F. Kennedy – 1,847,259 (31.43%)
  • Pat Brown – 1,354,031 (23.04%)
  • George H. McLain – 646,387 (11.00%)
  • Hubert Humphrey – 590,410 (10.05%)
  • George Smathers – 322,235 (5.48%)
  • Michael DiSalle – 315,312 (5.37%)
  • Unpledged delegates – 241,958 (4.12%)
  • Albert S. Potter – 208,057 (3.54%)
  • Wayne Morse – 147,262 (2.51%)
  • Adlai Stevenson II – 51,833 (0.88%)

1960 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • John F. Kennedy – 806 (52.89%)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson – 409 (26.84%)
  • Stuart Symington – 86 (5.64%)
  • Adlai Stevenson II – 80 (5.25%)
  • Robert Meyner – 43 (2.82%)
  • Hubert Humphrey – 42 (2.76%)
  • George Smathers – 30 (1.97%)
  • Ross Barnett – 23 (1.51%)
  • Herschel C. Loveless – 2 (0.13%)
  • Pat Brown – 1 (0.07%)
  • Orval E. Faubus – 1 (0.07%)
  • Albert Rosellini – 1 (0.07%)

Minnesota United States Senate election, 1960:

  • Hubert Humphrey (DFL) (inc.) – 884,168 (57.53%)
  • Kenneth Patterson (R) – 648,586 (42.20%)
  • Carl Feingold (Socialist Workers) – 4,085 (0.27%)

1964 Democratic presidential primaries:

  • Pat Brown – 1,693,813 (27.26%)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (inc.) – 1,106,999 (17.82%)
  • Sam Yorty – 798,431 (12.85%)
  • George Wallace – 798,431 (12.85%)
  • John W. Reynolds – 522,405 (8.41%)
  • Albert S. Porter – 493,619 (7.94%)
  • Matthew E. Welsh – 376,023 (6.05%)
  • Daniel Brewster – 267,106 (4.30%)
  • Jennings Randolph – 131,432 (2.12%)
  • Unpledged – 81,614 (1.31%)
  • Robert F. Kennedy – 36,258 (0.58%)
  • Lar Daly – 15,160 (0.24%)
  • Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. – 8,495 (0.14%)
  • Albert J. Easter – 8,275 (0.13%)
  • Adlai Stevenson II – 800 (0.01%)
  • Hubert Humphrey – 548 (0.01%)

1964 Democratic National Convention (Vice Presidential tally):

  • Hubert Humphrey – 2,316 (100.00%)

United States presidential election, 1964:

  • Lyndon B. Johnson/Hubert Humphrey (D) – 43,127,041 (61.1%) and 486 electoral votes (44 states and D.C. carried)
  • Barry Goldwater/William E. Miller (R) – 27,175,754 (38.5%) and 52 electoral votes (6 states carried)

1968 Democratic presidential primaries:

  • Eugene McCarthy – 2,914,933 (38.73%)
  • Robert Kennedy – 2,305,148 (30.63%)
  • Stephen M. Young – 549,140 (7.30%)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (inc.) – 383,590 (5.10%)
  • Thomas C. Lynch – 380,286 (5.05%)
  • Roger D. Branigin – 238,700 (3.17%)
  • George Smathers – 236,242 (3.14%)
  • Hubert Humphrey – 166,463 (2.21%)
  • Unpledged – 161,143 (2.14%)
  • Scott Kelly – 128,899 (1.71%)
  • George Wallace – 34,489 (0.46%)
  • Richard Nixon (write-in) – 13,610 (0.18%)
  • Ronald Reagan (write-in) – 5,309 (0.07%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 4,052 (0.05%)
  • Paul C. Fisher – 506 (0.01%)
  • John G. Crommelin – 186 (0.00%)

1968 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • Hubert Humphrey – 1,760 (67.43%)
  • Eugene McCarthy – 601 (23.03%)
  • George McGovern – 147 (5.63%)
  • Channing E. Phillips – 68 (2.61%)
  • Daniel K. Moore – 18 (0.69%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 13 (0.50%)
  • Paul Bryant – 1 (0.04%)
  • James H. Gray – 1 (0.04%)
  • George Wallace – 1 (0.04%)

United States presidential election, 1968

  • Richard Nixon/Spiro Agnew (R) – 31,783,783 (43.4%) and 301 electoral votes (32 states carried)
  • Hubert Humphrey/Edmund Muskie (D) – 31,271,839 (42.7%) and 191 electoral votes (13 states and D.C. carried)
  • George Wallace/Curtis LeMay (American Independent) – 9,901,118 (13.5%) and 46 electoral votes (5 states carried)
  • Eugene McCarthy (I) – 25,634
  • Others – 243,258 (0.3%)

DFL primary for United States Senate from Minnesota, 1970:

  • Hubert Humphrey – 338,705 (79.25%)
  • Earl D. Craig – 88,709 (20.76%)

Minnesota United States Senate election, 1970:

  • Hubert Humphrey (DFL) – 788,256 (57.75%)
  • Clark MacGregor (R) – 568,025 (41.62%)
  • Nancy Strebe (Socialist Workers) – 6,122 (0.45%)
  • William Braatz (Indrustial Government) – 2,484 (0.18%)

1972 Democratic presidential primaries:

  • Hubert Humphrey – 4,121,372 (25.77%)
  • George McGovern – 4,053,451 (25.34%)
  • George Wallace – 3,755,424 (23.48%)
  • Edmund Muskie – 1,840,217 (11.51%)
  • Eugene McCarthy – 553,990 (3.46%)
  • Henry M. Jackson – 505,198 (3.16%)
  • Shirley Chisholm – 430,703 (2.69%)
  • Terry Sanford – 331,415 (2.07%)
  • John Lindsay – 196,406 (1.23%)
  • Samuel Yorty – 79,446 (0.50%)
  • Wilbur Mills – 37,401 (0.23%)
  • Walter E. Fauntroy – 21,217 (0.13%)
  • Unpledged – 19,533 (0.12%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 16,693 (0.10%)
  • Vance Hartke – 11,798 (0.07%)
  • Patsy Mink – 8,286 (0.05%)
  • None – 6,269 (0.04%)

1972 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • George McGovern – 1,729 (57.37%)
  • Henry M. Jackson – 525 (17.42%)
  • George Wallace – 382 (12.67%)
  • Shirley Chisholm – 152 (5.04%)
  • Terry Sanford – 78 (2.59%)
  • Hubert Humphrey – 67 (2.22%)
  • Wilbur Mills – 34 (1.13%)
  • Edmund Muskie – 25 (0.83%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 13 (0.43%)
  • Wayne L. Hays – 5 (0.17%)
  • Eugene McCarthy – 2 (0.07%)
  • Ramsey Clark – 1 (0.03%)
  • Walter Mondale – 1 (0.03%)

1976 Democratic presidential primaries:

  • Jimmy Carter – 6,235,609 (39.27%)
  • Jerry Brown – 2,449,374 (15.43%)
  • George Wallace – 1,955,388 (12.31%)
  • Mo Udall – 1,611,754 (10.15%)
  • Henry M. Jackson – 1,134,375 (7.14%)
  • Frank Church – 830,818 (5.23%)
  • Robert Byrd – 340,309 (2.14%)
  • Sargent Shriver – 304,399 (1.92%)
  • Unpledged – 283,437 (1.79%)
  • Ellen McCormack – 238,027 (1.50%)
  • Fred R. Harris – 234,568 (1.48%)
  • Milton Shapp – 88,254 (0.56%)
  • Birch Bayh – 86,438 (0.54%)
  • Hubert Humphrey – 61,992 (0.39%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 19,805 (0.13%)
  • Lloyd Bentsen – 4,046 (0.03%)
  • Terry Sanford – 404 (0.00%)

1976 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • Jimmy Carter – 2,239 (74.48%)
  • Mo Udall – 330 (10.98%)
  • Jerry Brown – 301 (10.01%)
  • George Wallace – 57 (1.90%)
  • Ellen McCormack – 22 (0.73%)
  • Frank Church – 19 (0.63%)
  • Hubert Humphrey – 10 (0.33%)
  • Henry M. Jackson – 10 (0.33%)
  • Fred R. Harris – 9 (0.30%)
  • Milton Shapp – 2 (0.07%)
  • Robert Byrd – 2 (0.07%)
  • Hugh Carey, César Chávez, Leon Jaworski, Barbara Jordan, Ted Kennedy, George McGovern, Edmund Muskie, Jennings Randolph, Fred Stover – each 1 vote (0.03%)

Minnesota United States Senate election, 1976:

  • Hubert Humphrey (DFL) (inc.) – 1,290,736 (67.51%)
  • Gerald Brekke (R) – 478,602 (25.03%)
  • Paul Helm (American) – 125,612 (6.57%)
  • William Peterson (Socialist Workers) – 9,380 (0.49%)
  • Robin E. Miller (Libertarian) – 5,476 (0.29%)
  • Matt Savola (Communist) – 2,214 (0.12%)

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