Hubert H. Humphrey was born on May 27, 1911, in Wallace, South Dakota, and went on to become mayor of Minneapolis. He was elected to the a seat in the U.S. Senate in 1948, becoming assistant majority leader and helping to drive the Civil Rights Act. He went to serve as vice president under Lyndon B. Johnson, after running unsuccessfully for the presidency against Richard Nixon in 1968. Humphrey returned to the Senate then. He expired on January 13, 1978, in Waverly, Minnesota.