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. 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. 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.
|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, U.S.
|Died||April 19, 2021 (aged 93)|
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
(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, by having weekly meetings with President Carter.
- "U.S. Senate: Walter F. Mondale, 42nd Vice President (1977-1981)". www.senate.gov. Archived from the original on 2019-09-01. Retrieved 2022-05-28.
- Mondale, Walter (2010). The Good Fight. New York, New York: Scribner. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-4391-5866-1.
- 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.
- "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.
- 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.
Other websites change
- 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 Archived 2006-08-31 at the Wayback Machine
- Great Norwegians
- Two Views from Pennsylvania Avenue Archived 2006-10-19 at the Wayback Machine
- 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? Archived 2009-12-03 at the Wayback Machine
- Walter F. Mondale: An Inventory of Its Records at the Minnesota Society Archived 2009-01-20 at the Wayback Machine