Walter Mondale

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Walter Mondale
Vice President Mondale 1977 closeup.jpg
42nd Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byNelson Rockefeller
Succeeded byGeorge H. W. Bush
United States Senator
from Minnesota
In office
December 30, 1964 – December 30, 1976
Preceded byHubert Humphrey
Succeeded byWendell Anderson
24th United States Ambassador to Japan
In office
September 21, 1993 – December 15, 1996
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byMichael Armacost
Succeeded byTom Foley
23rd Attorney General of Minnesota
In office
1960–1964
GovernorOrville Freeman
Elmer L. Andersen
Karl Rolvaag
Preceded byMiles W. Lord
Succeeded byRobert W. Mattson, Sr.
Personal details
Born
Walter Frederick Mondale

(1928-01-05)January 5, 1928
Ceylon, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedApril 19, 2021(2021-04-19) (aged 93)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Joan Adams
(m. 1955-2014; her death)
RelationsLester Mondale
(half-brother, deceased)
ChildrenTheodore
Eleanor (deceased)
William
Alma materMacalester College and University of Minnesota
Signature
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1951–1953
RankCorporal
UnitFort Knox

Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (January 5, 1928 – April 19, 2021) was an American politician who was the forty-second Vice President of the United States (1977–1981) under President Jimmy Carter.[1] He was a two-term United States Senator from Minnesota. Mondale was the Democratic Party nominee for president in 1984. His vice presidential nominee, Geraldine Ferraro, was the first woman to be nominated. He only got a majority of votes in Minnesota and the District of Columbia, and lost to Ronald Reagan in the other 49 states.

Mondale was the first Vice President to have an office. He made the role of Vice President more important than it once was, by having weekly meetings with President Carter.

During the Bill Clinton presidency, he was the Ambassador to Japan from 1993 to 1996.

Mondale was hospitalized with influenza at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, in March 2015.[2]

Mondale died on April 19, 2021, in his sleep at his Minneapolis home at age 93.[3][4] The cause of death was natural causes.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "U.S. Senate: Walter F. Mondale, 42nd Vice President (1977-1981)". www.senate.gov.
  2. CNN, Ralph Ellis, Faith Karimi and Deborah Doft. "Former VP Walter Mondale released from hospital". CNN.
  3. Cole, Devan (April 20, 2021). "Walter 'Fritz' Mondale, former vice president under Jimmy Carter, dead at 93". CNN. Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  4. "Walter Mondale, former VP and presidential nominee, dies at 93". ABC News. 19 April 2021. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  5. Linton, Caroline (April 19, 2021). "Walter Mondale, former vice president, has died at age 93". CBS News. Retrieved 2021-04-20.

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