Former US Vice President, , Dead at 93.
A spokesperson for former
Vice President Walter Mondale
announced his death Monday night.
Mondale was vice president
during the Carter administration.
A firm and vocal advocate for causes of social justice,
Mondale was described by former President Jimmy Carter
as "the best vice president in our country's history.".
Fritz Mondale provided us all with a model for public service and private behavior, Former President Walter Mondale, Statement,
In 1984, he led the Democratic presidential ticket,
ultimately losing to incumbent
President Ronald Reagan (R).
In a final message to staffers, Mondale encouraged his
team to "keep up the good fight," saying that "[President]
Joe [Biden] in the White House certainly helps.".
Biden, a former vice president to President Barack Obama,
referred to Mondale as a "dear friend and mentor.".
It was Walter Mondale who defined the vice presidency as a full partnership, and helped provide a model for my service, President Joe Biden, Statement, via CNN