Former United States Vice President Walter Mundell (1977-1981) He died on Monday at the age of 93 The source told the American media at his residence in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“Today, I mourn the passing of my dear friend Walter Mondale. I think The best vice president in our country’s history”, His former White House boss and former President Jimmy Carter said in a statement.
Mondale was born in Ceylon, Minnesota in 1928, where Norwegian ancestors settled here in the middle of the last century. Senator and White House candidate in 1984, He lost to Republican Ronald Reagan (Ronald Reagan).
Key figures in the Democratic Party Under the guidance of his mentor Hubert Humphrey (Hubert Humphrey), Mondale’s career lasted two decades. Hubert Humphrey is also a former senator from Minnesota and a former vice president of Lyndon B. Johnson.
In 1960, at the age of 32, he was appointed as the Attorney General of Minnesota. In 1964, when he ran for the White House with Johnson and Johnson, he inherited the seat of Humfrey in the Senate. In 1976, he accompanied Carter Reach the pinnacle of American political power.
The two formed a duo, called “Grit and Fritz” And he combined the strengths of Carter, who was the governor of Georgia, in the southern states and Mondale in the north and midwest.
In those elections still caused by the Watergate, Carter and Mundell scandals They defeated Gerald Ford; But four years later, under the weight of Iran’s oil crisis and hostage crisis, They were re-elected to Reagan.
Mundell then returned to the private sector as a lawyer, but in 1984, he became the White House’s Democratic candidate and elected Congressman Geraldine Fira as The first wife of the vice president of one of the two great parties.
Mondale and Ferraro’s failure to Reagan is shocking After an election campaign marked by the recognition of the Democratic Party’s tax increase.
After returning to office in the private sector, the veteran Democratic politician returned to public service in 1993 under the appointment of former President Bill Clinton. Ambassador to Japan.