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. He was a two-term United States Senator from Minnesota. Mondale was the Democratic Party nominee for president in 1984. He lost to Ronald Reagan.
|42nd Vice President of the United States|
January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
|Preceded by||Nelson Rockefeller|
|Succeeded by||George H. W. Bush|
|United States Senator|
December 30, 1964 – December 30, 1976
|Preceded by||Hubert Humphrey|
|Succeeded by||Wendell Anderson|
|24th United States Ambassador to Japan|
September 21, 1993 – December 15, 1996
|Preceded by||Michael Armacost|
|Succeeded by||Tom Foley|
|23rd Attorney General of Minnesota|
Elmer L. Andersen
|Preceded by||Miles W. Lord|
|Succeeded by||Robert W. Mattson, Sr.|
Walter Frederick Mondale
January 5, 1928
Ceylon, Minnesota, United States
(m. 1955-2014; her death)
|Alma mater||Macalester College and University of Minnesota|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1951–1953|
Mondale was the first Vice President to have an office. He made the role of Vice President more important than it once was.
- "U.S. Senate: Walter F. Mondale, 42nd Vice President (1977-1981)". www.senate.gov.
- CNN, Ralph Ellis, Faith Karimi and Deborah Doft. "Former VP Walter Mondale released from hospital". CNN.
- Congressional biography
- Senate Leaders Lecture Series Address
- Minnesota Public Radio: Coleman, Mondale debate on eve of election (November 4, 2002) — featuring audio of the 2002 debate
- Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs: The Mondale Lectures on Public Service
- Great Norwegians
- Two Views from Pennsylvania Avenue
- List of New York Times articles on Mondale
- Senator Mondale transfers money from NASA to social programs using political maneuvers
- AmericanHeritage.com / Lost in Space What Went Wrong with NASA?
- Walter F. Mondale: An Inventory of Its Records at the Minnesota Society