Walter Mondale Dies: Former Vice President & 1984 Democratic Presidential Nominee Was 93

Walter Mondale Dies: Former Vice President & 1984 Democratic Presidential Nominee Was 93
Walter Mondale, who transformed the role of the vice president during Jimmy Carter’s one-term presidency, yet suffered a crushing political defeat as the Democratic nominee against incumbent Ronald Reagan in 1984, has died. He was 93.

Mondale, often called by his nickname “Fritz,” died Monday in Minneapolis, his family said in a statement. No cause of death was given.

“Today I mourn the passing of my dear friend Walter Mondale, who I consider the best vice president in our country’s history,” Carter said in a statement. “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.”

President Joe Biden said that he and his wife, Jill, spoke to Mondale and his family over the weekend.

“In accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for President, he described the values he
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