Walter Frederick Mondale born on 5 January 1928 in Ceylon to Theodore Sigvaard Mondale and Claribel Hope Cowan. He is a citizen of United States of America. Walter Mondale was educated at Macalester College and University of Minnesota Law School. He died on 19 April 2021 in Minneapolis at age 93 years, 3 months.
He was a 42nd Vice President of the United States.
Walter Mondale has had one spouse: Joan Mondale. He has two children Eleanor Mondale and Ted Mondale.
Walter Mondale has worked as a politician, lawyer, diplomat and autobiographer. He has has won Person of the Year, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and Order of the Paulownia Flowers.
Walter Mondale has held the position of Vice President of the United States, United States Ambassador to Japan, Minnesota Attorney General and United States senator.
He is also known as Walter Frederick Mondale.
Walter Mondale died on April 19, 2021, in his Minneapolis home at age 93 from natural causes during his sleep. The day before his death, Mondale had several phone conversations with Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Minnesota governor Tim Walz. Mondale also emailed a final message to his staff, as he and his family had come to the conclusion that "his death was imminent". At the time of his death, he was the oldest living former U.S. vice president (upon his death, Dick Cheney, who was Vice President under George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009, became the oldest living former U.S. vice president).
Former president Carter, under whom Mondale served as vice president from 1977 to 1981, stated: "Today I mourn the passing of my dear friend Walter Mondale, who I consider the best vice president in our country's history Rosalynn and I join all Americans in giving thanks for his exemplary life, and we extend our deepest condolences to his family." Carter had last seen Mondale in person at the Carter Center in June 2019.
President Biden gave tribute to Mondale in a public statement calling Mondale a "dear friend and mentor." Biden also in that statement described how large an impact Mondale made on him, stating "It was Walter Mondale who defined the vice presidency as a full partnership, and helped provide a model for my service." On April 20, 2021, Biden ordered all flags at government properties, office buildings and public grounds to be flown at half-staff until that Tuesday evening in honor of Mondale.