• Short Summary

    Senator Hubert Humphrey withdrew from the Democratic Presidential contest on Tuesday night (July 11), leaving the nomination open to Senator George McGovern.

  • Description

    Senator Hubert Humphrey withdrew from the Democratic Presidential contest on Tuesday night (July 11), leaving the nomination open to Senator George McGovern.

    Senator Edmund Muskie, who fell behind early in the race for nomination, also withdrew.

    Senator Humphrey announced his withdrawal after Senator McGovern easily overcame objections to the seating of 151 delegates from California supporting him whose credentials had been challenged.

    For Senator Humphrey, aged 61, it seemed the end of the road in his long quest for the presidency. The Senator from Minnesota first sought the office in 1960, but he was beaten for the Democratic nomination by the late President John F. Kennedy.

    In 1964 he was chosen as Vice-President by president Lyndon B. Johnson. Senator Humphrey came close to achieving his ambition in 1968 when he ran for president and was beaten by less than one per cent of the total vote by Richard Nixon.

    Senator Humphrey broke the news of his withdrawal to his campaign staff at the Democratic convention centre at Miami Beach in Florida and then read a brief statement to newsmen.

    By his side was his wife Muriel whom he married in 1936.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC0YV1KDXHNO5LF2MLS8ONM0DN
    Media URN:
    VLVAC0YV1KDXHNO5LF2MLS8ONM0DN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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