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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is the University of
Minnesota's school of policy and planning.


The Humphrey School loses a friend in Max Kampelman

Max Kampelman

From Dean Eric Schwartz


"I wanted to write to note the passing Max Kampelman, who worked so closely with Minnesota political figures and with our School's namesake, Hubert Humphrey, and was a public servant and statesperson of the highest order. He served Democrats and Republicans, and, even into his 90s, played a critical role in national and international discussions on the reduction and elimination of nuclear weapons.

"In light of Max's relationships with Hubert Humphrey, it was very important for me to meet him in Washington, D.C., prior to my moving to the Twin Cities and the Humphrey School. During a wonderful session with him in the early autumn of 2011, Max talked in animated terms about his long relationship with Hubert Humphrey. I saw him again last year, when he joined us at an alumni gathering in D.C., and, at the time, I recall being moved by his continued interest in our program."

A 1947 graduate of the predecessor of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Kampelman died January 25 at the age of 92.

Read his obituary in the Washington Post.