Walter Mondale

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Walter Mondale
42nd Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Nelson Rockefeller
Succeeded by George H. W. Bush
United States Senator
from Minnesota
In office
December 30, 1964 – December 30, 1976
Preceded by Hubert Humphrey
Succeeded by Wendell Anderson
24th United States Ambassador to Japan
In office
September 21, 1993 – December 15, 1996
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Michael Armacost
Succeeded by Tom Foley
23rd Attorney General of Minnesota
In office
1960–1964
Governor Orville Freeman
Elmer L. Andersen
Karl Rolvaag
Preceded by Miles W. Lord
Succeeded by Robert W. Mattson, Sr.
Personal details
Born Walter Frederick Mondale
January 5, 1928 (1928-01-05) (age 86)
Ceylon, Minnesota, United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Joan Adams
(m. 1955-2014; her death)
Relations Lester Mondale
(half-brother, deceased)
Children Theodore
Eleanor (deceased)
William
Alma mater Macalester College and University of Minnesota
Religion Presbyterian
Signature
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1951–1953
Rank Corporal
Unit Fort Knox

Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician who was the forty-second Vice President of the United States (1977–1981) under President Jimmy Carter, a two-term United States Senator from Minnesota, and the Democratic Party nominee for president in 1984, which he lost to Ronald Reagan.

Mondale was the first Vice President to have an office, and made the role of Vice President more important than it once was.

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