Mondale, who was former President Jimmy Carter's vice president, died on Monday at the age of 93.
Mondale died Monday at 93 years old. "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 served as vice president under Carter between 1977 and 1981, until Ronald Reagan and his running mate, George H.W. Bush, defeated Carter and him in 1980.
Mr Mondale is also remembered for choosing Geraldine Ferraro of NY as his running mate - the first woman on a major-party presidential ticket.More news: Signs discouraging travel into B.C. to be posted along Alberta border
He served as United States ambassador to Japan from 1993 to 1996 in the administration of then president Bill Clinton, and worked to reduce the USA trade deficit with Japan.
Mondale also served as a senator, attorney general, and diplomat.
"Vice President Walter Mondale led an extraordinary life of service-in uniform during the Korean War, as a Senator, and as Vice President. Michelle and I send prayers to his family". "There was a difference after the inauguration - a letting go", Cosgrove said. "I'll miss him dearly, and my heart is with his family today", Harris said in a tweet.More news: Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick Died Of Natural Causes
Walter Mondale speaks in an interview in Minneapolis in 2011. Tina Smith of Minnesota said in a statement.
Carter mourned Mondale's death, calling him the best vice president in USA history. "He was a champion of civil rights", Democratic Rep. He carried only his home state of Minnesota.
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