Walter Mondale

vice president of the United States from 1977 to 1981

Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (January 5, 1928 – April 19, 2021) was an American politician who was the 42nd vice president of the United States from 1977 to 1981 under President Jimmy Carter.[1] He was a two-term United States Senator from Minnesota. Mondale became senator because Hubert Humphrey became vice president under Lyndon B. Johnson. To become vice president, Hubert Humphrey had to stop being a Minnesota senator. Karl Rolvaag, the governor of Minnesota, appointed Mondale to replace Humphrey.[2] 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.

Walter Mondale
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
GovernorOrville Freeman
Elmer L. Andersen
Karl Rolvaag
Preceded byMiles W. Lord
Succeeded byRobert W. Mattson, Sr.
Personal details
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)
Eleanor (deceased)
Alma materMacalester College and University of Minnesota
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1951–1953
UnitFort Knox

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

References change

  1. "U.S. Senate: Walter F. Mondale, 42nd Vice President (1977-1981)". Archived from the original on 2019-09-01. Retrieved 2022-05-28.
  2. Mondale, Walter (2010). The Good Fight. New York, New York: Scribner. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-4391-5866-1.
  3. Cole, Devan (April 20, 2021). "Walter 'Fritz' Mondale, former vice president under Jimmy Carter, dead at 93". CNN. Archived from the original on 2021-04-20. Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  4. "Walter Mondale, former VP and presidential nominee, dies at 93". ABC News. 19 April 2021. Archived from the original on 20 April 2021. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  5. Linton, Caroline (April 19, 2021). "Walter Mondale, former vice president, has died at age 93". CBS News. Archived from the original on 2021-04-20. Retrieved 2021-04-20.

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