Celebration and policy discussions planned for Hubert Humphrey’s 100th birthday in May

A big two-day celebration is being planned for the 100th anniversary in May of the birth of the late Hubert H. Humphrey, who was Minneapolis mayor, U.S. senator and vice president.

And of course, this being HHH, there will be policy discussions.

They calling it the Hubert H. Humphrey Birthday Centennial Reunion and Policy Discussions and the events will take place May 27 (his actual birthday) and May 28 at various locations in Minneapolis. A Facebook page promises to update times and places.

For now, we know there’ll be a big event on the 27th, with a keynote speech by former Vice President Walter Mondale.

There also will be a speech on Humphrey’s political life by Al Eisele, author of “Almost to the Presidency,” a dual biography of Hubert Humphrey and Eugene McCarthy,” and there will be many “problem-solving policy discussion panels — focused on finding solutions to long-term societal issues” that continue through the next day.

Gov. Mark Dayton, former Gov. Al Quie were recently named honorary co-chairs of the event, along with Mondale, former Secretary of State Joan Growe, D.J. Leary, Richard Moe, and Matt Entenza. Founding sponsors are Vance Opperman and Kathy Tunheim.

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