Humphrey, Hubert H
(1911-1978) American politician, in Senate 1949-1964 and 1971-1978, Vice President 1965-1969. In 1958 pressed for creation of a cabinet-level Department of Science and Technology, but defeated by Eisenhower's proposal to establish NASA.
Hubert H. Humphrey (D-MN) served in the U.S. Senate, 1949-1964 and 1971-1978. As senator he pressed for the creation of a cabinet-level Department of Science and Technology in early 1958 that was defeated by the president's proposal to establish NASA. He was vice president of the United States between 1965 and 1968
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Launius, Roger D, NASA Chief Historian, NASA History Office Home Page, Web Address when accessed: here.
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