Former Vice President Walter Mondale Passed Away Yesterday At Age 93 In Minnesota
Former Vice President Walter Mondale passed away yesterday at age 93 in Minnesota. He served as VP under President Jimmy Carter and was known for his public service and re-imaging the role of Vice President. President Biden issued a statement yesterday and recalled that Mondale was one of the first to greet him when he arrived in the Senate back in 1973. Biden also said he spoke to Mondale over the weekend and they reflected on their friendship. “He may have been modest and unassuming in manner, but he was unwavering in his pursuit of progress; instrumental in passing laws like the Fair Housing Act to prevent racial discrimination in housing, Title 9 to provide more opportunities for women, and laws to protect our environment.”
Former President Carter said “Today I mourn the passing of my dear friend Walter Mondale, who I consider the best Vice President in our country’s history.” and added “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 Minnesota Attorney General from 1960 to 1964 and as Senator from 1964 to 1976. He also served as running mate and Vice President to Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981.