President Jimmy Carter issues statement on death of former VP Walter Mondale

Brunilde Fioravanti
Aprile 20, 2021

The death of Mondale, known as a champion of liberal politics, was announced by a family friend and spokeswoman Kathy Tunheim but no specific cause was provided, according to The Washington Post.

Carter said he considered Mondale "the best vice president in our country's history".

Mondale, a native of Minnesota, had served as the Midwest state's attorney general from 1960 to 1964 and represented the state in the U.S. Senate before becoming vice president.

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Walter Mondale, the former vice president under Jimmy Carter, died at 93 years old on Monday and wrote his staff a touching letter before his death.

(CNN)Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale, who served as vice president under then-President Jimmy Carter before waging his own unsuccessful White House bid in 1984, has died, according to a family spokesperson.

"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 said.

Mr Mondale lost heavily to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election, securing only his home state of Minnesota and Washington DC.

The former vice president also once served as a lawyer, Minnesota's attorney general, and as an ambassador to Japan under Clinton.

Former Vice President Walter "Fritz" Mondale's colleagues paid tribute Monday night to his life of public service and historic career.

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