National Post (Latest Edition)
CARTER’S VP MONDALE DIES AT 93
Walter Mondale, a leading liberal Democratic voice of the late 20th century who was U.S. vice-president under Jimmy Carter and lost in a historic landslide to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election, died on Monday at age 93, according to media reports.
Mondale, the first major U.S. party presidential nominee to pick a woman running mate, Geraldine Ferraro, died in Minneapolis, according to a family representative quoted by Axios.
Widely known as “Fritz,” Mondale believed in an activist government and worked for civil rights, school integration, consumer protection and farm and labour interests as a U.S. senator and VP during Carter’s presidency. He also served as U.S. ambassador to Japan from 1993 to 1996 under Bill Clinton.