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Politics Walter Mondale, Former Vice President, Dead at 93

05:05  20 april  2021
05:05  20 april  2021 Source:   nationalreview.com

Mondale remembered as effective policymaker, public servant

  Mondale remembered as effective policymaker, public servant Reaction to the death of former Vice President Walter Mondale, who died Monday in Minneapolis at age 93: “Today I mourn the passing of my dear friend Walter Mondale, who I consider the best vice president in our country’s history. During our administration, Fritz used his political skill and personal integrity to transform the vice presidency into a dynamic, policy-driving force that had never been seen before and still exists today. He was an invaluable partner and an able servant of the people of Minnesota, the United States, and the world. Fritz Mondale provided us all with a model for public service and private behavior.

Walter F Mondale , the former vice - president and liberal icon who lost to Ronald Reagan in one of the most lopsided presidential elections, has died at the age of 93 . The death of the former senator, ambassador and Minnesota attorney general was announced in a statement on Monday from his Mondale ’s selection of the US representative Geraldine Ferraro of New York as his running mate made him the first major-party presidential nominee to put a woman on the ticket, but his declaration that he would raise taxes helped define the race. On election day, he carried only his home state and the

Walter Mondale , who asserted himself as an activist vice president under Jimmy Carter before losing a bid for the presidency in one of the worst routs in U.S. political history, Ronald Reagan’s 1984 re-election landslide, has died. He was 93 . He died on Monday at his home in Minneapolis, according to the He returned to college in 1950 at the University of Minnesota, graduating a year later. Following two years in the U.S. Army, he returned to the university to earn his law degree on the G.I. Bill. In 1955 he married the former Joan Adams. They would have three children, Theodore, Eleanor and Walter .

Former Vice President Walter Mondale died at age 93 on Monday evening, a family spokesperson announced.

Walter Mondale posing for the camera: Former Vice President Walter Mondale waves to supporters in downtown St. Paul, Minn., in 2002. © Mike Segar/Reuters Former Vice President Walter Mondale waves to supporters in downtown St. Paul, Minn., in 2002.

Mondale served under President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981, and was the first vice president to have an office in the White House. Before his term as vice president, Mondale served as Minnesota senator from 1964 to 1976. President Clinton subsequently appointed Mondale as ambassador to Japan.

Mondale and his family concluded in recent days that his death was imminent, and he spoke by phone on Sunday with President Biden, former Presidents Carter and Clinton, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Minnesota governor Tim Walz.

Jimmy Carter remembers Mondale as 'best vice president in our country's history'

  Jimmy Carter remembers Mondale as 'best vice president in our country's history' Former President Carter honored his former vice president, Walter Mondale, after Mondale died on Monday at the age of 93."Today I mourn the passing of my dear friend Walter Mondale, who I consider the best vice president in our country's history," Carter said in a statement shared on Twitter by The Carter Center."During our administration, Fritz used his political skill and personal integrity to transform the vice presidency into a dynamic, policy-driving force that had never been seen before and still exists today," Carter continued. "He was an invaluable partner and an able servant of the people of Minnesota, the United States, and the world.

Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician, diplomat and lawyer who served as the 42nd vice president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A United States senator from Minnesota (1964–1976)

FORMER Vice President Walter Mondale died on Monday at age 93 . Mondale served as VP under President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981.He also ran for pres. Former Vice President Walter Mondale passed away on MondayCredit: Getty Images. He also ran for president as the Democratic candidate against Ronald Reagan in 1984. A cause of death was not immediately known, but family friend and spokeswoman Kathy Tunheim told the Washington Post that the former VP passed away at his home in Minneapolis.

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How Walter Mondale transformed the vice presidency .
After Walter Mondale got creamed by Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election, he ran into George McGovern, who had lost to Richard Nixon in a landslide 12 years earlier. “How long does it take to get over this?” Mondale asked. “Fritz” Mondale loved telling that story, and his self-deprecating wit made him a beloved figure in the Democratic Party. History is hard on losers but even before he died Monday at the age of 93, the onetime boy wonder of Minnesota politics began achieving at least a modest form of vindication. His brand of compassionate, pro-union, expansive liberalism is back in fashion.

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