Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
Law School, May 15, 1999
Hubert H. "Skip" Humphrey, III is a native Minnesotan, born in Minneapolis, and educated at Shattuck School, Faribault, and American University, Washington D.C. He earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1969, whereupon he went into private practice in Minneapolis (1969-1982). He was elected to the Minnesota Senate (1972) where he served for ten years. In 1982, he was elected Minnesota Attorney General, and re-elected in 1986-1990, and 1994, serving the people of Minnesota for sixteen years. In his sixteen years as attorney general, Skip Humphrey aggressively fought for consumer and environmental protection, children's advocacy, fighting drugs, and anticrime. He was at the forefront of some celebrated cases including the tobacco case. His public career spanned three decades of distinguished service to the people of Minnesota.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.