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|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
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|
Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (January 5, 1928 – April 19, 2021) was 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.
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.
Mondale died on April 19, 2021, in his Minneapolis home at age 93.
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Walter Mondale and Jimmy Carter, in front of Presidential helicopter Marine One in January 1979.
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