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. 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, 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, by having weekly meetings with President Carter.
- "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