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Hubert Humphrey

Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th vice president of the United States from 1965 to 1969. He twice served in the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and 1971 to 1978, he was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 1968 presidential election, losing to Republican nominee Richard Nixon. Born in Wallace, South Dakota, Humphrey attended the University of Minnesota. At one point he helped run his father's pharmacy, he earned a master's degree from Louisiana State University and worked for the Works Progress Administration, the Minnesota war service program, the War Manpower Commission. In 1943, he became a professor of political science at Macalester College and ran a failed campaign for mayor of Minneapolis, he helped found the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party in 1944. In 1945, he won election as mayor of Minneapolis, serving until 1948 and co-founding the liberal anti-communist group Americans for Democratic Action in 1947.

In 1948, he was elected to the U. S. Senate and advocated for the inclusion of a proposal to end racial segregation in the 1948 Democratic National Convention's party platform. Humphrey served three terms in the Senate from 1949 to 1964, he was the Senate Majority Whip from 1961 to 1964. During his tenure, he was the lead author of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, introduced the first initiative to create the Peace Corps, sponsored the clause of the McCarran Act that threatened concentration camps for "subversives", proposed making Communist Party membership a felony, chaired the Select Committee on Disarmament, he unsuccessfully sought his party's presidential nomination in 1952 and 1960. After Lyndon B. Johnson acceded to the presidency, he chose Humphrey as his running mate, the Democratic ticket was elected in the landslide 1964 election. In March 1968, Johnson made his surprise announcement that he would not seek reelection, Humphrey launched his campaign for the presidency. Loyal to the Johnson administration's policies on the Vietnam War, he saw opposition from many within his own party and avoided the primaries to focus on winning the delegates of non-primary states at the Democratic Convention.

His delegate strategy succeeded in clinching the nomination, he chose Senator Edmund Muskie as his running mate. In the general election, he nearly matched Nixon's tally in the popular vote but lost the electoral vote by a wide margin. After the defeat, he returned to the Senate until his death in 1978. Humphrey was born in a room over his father's drugstore in South Dakota, he was the son of Ragnild Kristine Sannes, a Norwegian immigrant, Hubert Horatio Humphrey Sr.. Humphrey spent most of his youth in South Dakota, on the Dakota prairie, his father was a licensed merchant who served as mayor and a town council member. In the late 1920s, a severe economic downturn hit Doland. After his son graduated from Doland's high school, Hubert Sr. left Doland and opened a new drugstore in the larger town of Huron, South Dakota, where he hoped to improve his fortunes. Because of the family's financial struggles, Humphrey had to leave the University of Minnesota after just one year, he earned a pharmacist's license from the Capitol College of Pharmacy in Denver and helped his father run his store from 1931 to 1937.

Both father and son were innovative in finding ways to attract customers: "to supplement their business, the Humphreys had become manufacturers... of patent medicines for both hogs and humans. A sign featuring a wooden pig was hung over the drugstore to tell the public about this unusual service. Farmers got the message, it was Humphrey's that became known as the farmer's drugstore." One biographer noted, "while Hubert Jr. minded the store and stirred the concoctions in the basement, Hubert Sr. went on the road selling'Humphrey's BTV', a mineral supplement and dewormer for hogs, and'Humphrey's Chest Oil' and'Humphrey's Sniffles' for two-legged sufferers." Humphrey wrote, "we made'Humphrey's Sniffles', a substitute for Vick's Nose Drops. I felt. Vick's used mineral oil, not absorbent, we used a vegetable-oil base, which was. I added benzocaine, a local anesthetic, so that if the sniffles didn't get better, you felt it less." The various "Humphrey cures... worked well enough and constituted an important part of the family income... the farmers that bought the medicines were good customers."

Over time Humphrey's Drug Store became the family again prospered. While living in Huron, Humphrey attended Huron's largest Methodist church and became scoutmaster of the church's Boy Scout Troop 6, he "started basketball games in the church basement... although his scouts had no money for camp in 1931, Hubert found a way in the worst of that summer's dust-storm grit and depression to lead an overnight."Humphrey did not enjoy working as a pharmacist, his dream remained to earn a doctorate in political science and become a college professor. His unhappiness was manifested in "stomach pains and fainting spells", though doctors could find nothing wrong with him. In August 1937, he told his father. Hubert Sr. tried to convince his son not to leave by offering him a full partnership in the store, but Hubert Jr. refused and told his father "ho

Shunya Yoshimi

Shunya Yoshimi is a Japanese sociologist. He is a professor at the Interfaculty Initiative in the University of Tokyo, he is one of the most influential cultural sociologists in Japan and best known for helping introduce cultural studies to Japan. His research topics include media studies and urban sociology. Shunya Yoshimi has authored several books on subjects such as cultural theory, urban culture, international exposition, media culture, information technology, the emperor system, the Americanization of modern Japan and East Asia. Yoshimi's works in Japanese include Dramaturgy in the City: A Social History of Popular Entertainments in Modern Tokyo, The Politics of Exposition: Imperialism and Popular Entertainment, Cultural Sociology in the Media Age, Voice of Capitalism: The Social Construction of Telephone and Radio in Japan, Expo Syndrome: Postwar Politics and Cultural Struggle in Postwar Japan and Pro-America, Anti-America: Political Unconsciousness in Postwar Japan, he was the dean of the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo and a vice president of the University of Tokyo.

Yoshimi has been involved with colleges the world over. He was a visiting fellow of El Colegio de México, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Sciences Sociales, University of Western Sydney, University of Queensland. Yoshimi is a member of numerous committees and boards, he is a member of the executive committee of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, is part of the editorial board of Cultural Studies, one of the associate editors of Theory, Culture & Society, a member of the editorial advisory board of Japanese Studies. Munesuke Mita Kang Sang-jung Akihiro Kitada Professor YOSHIMI Shunya Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo

Emma Taylor-Isherwood

Emma-Rose Taylor-Isherwood is a Canadian actress. She played the roles of Mona Parker in the TV series Mona the Vampire and Josie Trent in the science fiction program Strange Days at Blake Holsey High, she began her career at the age of nine, with a voice role in the animated special Teddy Bears Rescue, before lending her voice for Miffy and Mona the Vampire. She has appeared in movie including Tales from the Neverending Story, The Shipping News and Who Gets The House. Nominated for two Young Artist Awards for her roles in Mary Cassatt an American Impressionist and Strange Days at Blake Holsey High, one of Taylor-Isherwood roles was of young Agnes in the Golden Globe nominated film The Shipping News directed by Lasse Hallstrom, she played the free-spirited, adventurous intelligent, intrusive Josie Trent on Strange Days at Blake Holsey High known as Black Hole High. At the 24th Annual Young Artist Awards, Taylor-Isherwood was nominated for Supporting Young Actress in a TV series, for the series.

She was on a camping trip. She is represented by Butler Ruston Bell Agency; when Taylor-Isherwood was around eight years old, she asked her parents if she could have acting lessons. She was in the habit of starting a lesson and quickly giving it up. So her parents made a compromise: she could take acting lessons if she made the money for it herself. Taylor-Isherwood began making papier-mâché hats; the Ottawa Citizen heard of it, wrote an article on her. After that article, she made the money, she is the older sister of actress Sally Taylor-Isherwood. Taylor-Isherwood attended Canterbury High School in Ottawa, where she graduated from the drama program in 2005, she played the part of Henry Higgins' mother in Canterbury High School's 2004 production of My Fair Lady. Taylor-Isherwood who has dual Canadian and British citizenship and is fluent in both English and French. In 2009, she graduated from Carleton University in Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts degree. After graduating from the Arts Canterbury Theatre program Taylor-Isherwood continued performing while attending university.

After performing alongside Daryl Hannah, in All the Good Ones are Married, Taylor-Isherwood headed to Britain where she completed third year studies in Mass Communication and Film at the University of East Anglia. Along with her film and communications courses she studied Shakespeare, British theatre and scene study. While in England she volunteered and performed with the Minotaur Theatre Company on the university campus. Taylor-Isherwood completed her studies in Canada and was awarded High Honours in her Bachelor of Arts, degree. After completing certification in "The Art of Directing," through SIFT, she voiced both Holly Bear and Eliza, in The Secret World of Benjamin Bear, for Amberwood studios, she acted alongside her sister Sally in the live action series, Overruled!. Emma voiced Camille Wallaby in the animated series The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog, airing in on TVO, she played the British Elspeth in the animated series Gawyan. Agence Claire Boivin Agency Emma Taylor-Isherwood on IMDb