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SLIDESHOW: Walter F. Mondale – A Life in Pictures

By The Associated Press - | Apr 20, 2021
U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale lifts his Thanks Giving turkey from the broiler, Thursday, Nov.11, 1977 in the kitchen of his Washington residence. "Every Thanksgiving," Mondale stated, "I make the turkey and let my wife sleep." (AP Photo)
Vice President Walter Mondale, left, chats with AFL-CIO President George Meany on the occasion of Meany's 84th birthday, at a dinner in Washington, Aug. 15, 1978. Asked if he had thoughts of retiring lately, Meany stated that he had not. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson)
Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Walter F. Mondale holds Minnesota standard after he signed it with his nickname Fritz Mondale (center of sign) at a reception after the close of Democratic National Convention at night, Thursday, July 16, 1976 in New York. (AP Photo)
Vice President Walter F. Mondale speaks to crowd at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Friday, Oct. 11, 1980 in New York. Mondale stopped and spoke to workers at the yard during campaign swing through New York. (AP Photo)
Sen. Walter Mondale, the Democratic candidate for vice president, waves to a crowd of a couple hundred on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1976 in Seattle after his arrival. He is scheduled to make a speech in Everett, Wash., Thursday after spending the night with Sen. Henry M. Jackson. (AP Photo)
In Chicago for a brief visit, Vice President Walter Mondale gestures during news conference in Chicago, Thursday, March 30, 1978. (AP Photo/Charles Knoblock)
Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale shields his eyes against the sun as he leaves a local television studio after being interviewed, Thursday, Oct. 18, 1984, Washington, D.C. Mondale will face President Reagan in the second debate this Sunday night in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)
Vice President Walter F. Mondale holds program at annual Jefferson-Jackson day Dinner of the Michigan Democratic Party held at Cobo Hall, Saturday, April 18, 1977 in Detroit. Mondale announced that a four-mile scenic drive in Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, in Leelanau County in northern Lower Michigan will be renamed the "Philip A. Hart Nature Trail," in honor of the late U.S. Senator. Hart's picture is on the cover. (AP Photo/Richard Sheinwald)
Vice President Walter Mondale speaks on behalf of President Jimmy Carter during a Town Hall meeting at Seattle's Rainier Beach High School, Nov. 30, 1979. Mondale answered questions for a little over an hour before he left for a fund raiser in downtown Seattle, Wash. (AP Photo/Barry Sweet)
Former Vice President Walter Mondale, left, and Virginia Lt. Gov. Charles Robb talk politics at the National Governors Conference in Atlantic City, N.J., August 9, 1981. Robb is a candidate for Governor of Virginia. (AP Photo/Jack Kanthal)
U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale walks through a market district of Beijing, China after lunch, August 26, 1979. He attracted large crowds of curious Chinese, but those questioned didn’t know who he was. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)
Sen. Gary Hart, left, and Walter Mondale greet news people before answering questions in New York, Thursday, June 26, 1984. The two opponents in the Democratic primaries met at a private house in New York to work out their differences before the party’s convention in July. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett)
Walter Mondale smiles as Rep. Geraldine Ferraro spoke to the press after their meeting on Thursday, July 12, 1984 in North Oaks, Minnesota to discuss a place for her on the ticket. Mondale is expected to name Ferraro as his running mate. (AP Photo/Larry Salzman)
Former Vice President Walter Mondale on "Face The Nation" on March 7, 1982. No other caption information available. (AP Photo)
Rev. Jesse Jackson, right, stresses a point during the Democratic presidential debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Sunday, Jan. 16, 1984 as former vice President Walter Mondale looks on. (AP Photo/Paul Benoit)
Vice President Walter Mondale meets in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1979 with two members of the Religious Committee on Salt. From left are: John Cardinal Krol, Archbishop of Philadelphia; Coretta Scott King; and Mondale. (AP Photo/Harrity)
U.S. President-elect Jimmy Carter with others at San Simons, an island off the coast of Georgia in November 1976, following his election victory. He is vacationing. (AP Photo)
President Jimmy Carter receives applause from Congress before delivering his State of the Union message in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 19, 1978. Behind Carter are Vice President Walter Mondale and Speaker of the House Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)
Former U.S. vice president Walter Mondale arrives for the funeral mass of former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro at the Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer in New York, Thursday, March 31, 2011. Ferraro, who was Mondale's running-mate during his presidential bid in 1984, died on March 26, 2011 of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. She was 75. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
Former Vice President Walter Mondale answers a question in New York, Nov. 10, 1981, following his speech at the Columbia University Business School. Mondale told the crowd that the Reagan Administration is pursing “a flatly inconsistent economic program.” (AP Photo/Ray Howard)
Former Vice President Walter Mondale gestures during a speech to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers meeting in San Francisco, Feb. 1, 1983. Mondale denounced the Reagan administration as a government for the wealthy and privileged. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, left, talks with Canadian Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce Jean Chretien, right, during Chretien’s official visit to the capital in Washington on Tuesday, March 29, 1977. (AP Photo)
Former vice president Walter Mondale and Joan Mondale pause for a moment before leaving the church following the service for their daughter Eleanor, at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. Minnesota's political heavyweights, friends and family by the hundreds packed a memorial service Wednesday for television and radio personality Eleanor Mondale Poling, who died Sept. 17 after fighting brain cancer. (AP Photo/Jim Gehrz, Pool)
Walter Mondale during the debate in Kansas City on Sunday, Oct. 21, 1984. This was the final debate for the 1984 election campaign, which featured two debates between Mondale and Ronald Reagan and a single tilt with vice-president candidates, Geraldine Ferraro and Vice President George Bush. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale picks up a baby as he goes through the crowd after making a Labor Day address in Merrill, Wisc., Sept. 4, 1984. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)
Democratic presidential frontrunner Walter Mondale addresses the Black and Brown Coalition in Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 19, 1984. The coalition, composed of African American and Latino groups, was reminded by Mondale of the Reagan administration's poor treatment of minorities. (AP Photo/Robert Jarboe)
Former Vice President Walter Mondale takes the podium to address the crowd prior to an address by former President Bill Clinton at a Students for Obama rally at the University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
FILE - In this July 19, 1984 file photo, then Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale and his wife Joan smile broadly as they thank the delegates from the podium following Mondale's nomination in San Francisco. Joan Mondale, who burnished a reputation as "Joan of Art" for her passionate advocacy for the arts while her husband was vice president and a U.S. ambassador, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. She was 83. (AP Photo, File)
FILE - Former Vice President Walter Mondale listens as Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton address the inauguration attendees after he took the oath of office as Minnesota governor in this Jan. 3, 2011 file photo taken in St. Paul, Minn. Former Vice President Mondale has been hospitalized with the flu. he was supposed to introduce former President Jimmy Carter Friday March 6, 2015 at the annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy talks to former Vice President Walter Mondale, a former U.S. ambassador to Japan, before luncheon for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale and Rep. Geraldine Ferraro of New York greet supporters during a rally in San Francisco, July 16, 1984. Behind, form left, are: Gloria Steinem, Rep. Lindy Boggs of Louisiana, former Rep. Bella Abzug of New York, Dorothy Heights of Washington, D.C., former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman of New York, and Rep. Patricia Schroeder of Colo. (AP Photo/John Duricka)
Former Vice President Walter Mondale introduces Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to speak about her counterterrorism strategy during a speech at the University of Minnesota Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Vice President Walter Mondale chairs a meeting of the Energy Task Force in Washington D.C., June 27, 1979. From left are: Alvin Alm of the Department of Energy; Jack Watson, assistant to the president; Mondale; Stuart Eizenstat, assistant to the president for domestic affairs;Ernest Olsen of the Interstate Commerce Commission and Dan O"Neil also of the IOC. (AP Photo/Harvey Georges)
Vice President Walter Mondale, right, briefs President Carter on his trip to Europe in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 24, 1977. Mondale returned to Washington yesterday after a five-nation European trip. (AP Photo/Harvey Georges)
President Carter,second from left, is joined at the podium by his opponents in the primaries, Gov. Jerry Brown of California, center, and Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., right, at the Democratic National Convention in New York, Aug. 15, 1980. At far left is Joan Mondale, wife of Vice President Walter Mondale. (AP Photo)
Former Vice President Walter Mondale listens to Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. in Boston Monday, Oct. 18, 1982 during dedication ceremonies for Boston's new Floating Hospital for Infants and Children. The $62 million pediatric facility, part of the New England Medical Center, was given it's name when it was founded in the late 1800's as a shipboard hospital. (AP Photo/Bill Polo)
Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter greets former director of the Bureau of the budget, Charles Schultze, right, at the Carter pond house in Plains, Ga., July 27, 1976. At left is running mate Sen. Walter Mondale, raising his hand to Schultze who is here with other economic specialists to brief Carter and Mondale. (AP Photo/Peter Bregg)
Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter and his running mate Walter Mondale, share a joke while strolling near a small lake on property owned by Carter in Plains, Ga., July 26, 1976. (AP Photo/Peter Bregg)
Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter, right, is shown in New York with his running mate, Sen. Walter Mondale (D-Minn.), July 15, 1976, at the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)
Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter and his vice presidential running mate, Sen. Walter Mondale, eat their lunch on the hood of a car at a church picnic in Botsford, Ga., July 25, 1976. The candidates and their families joined some relatives of the Carters hometown of Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/Peter Bregg)
FILE - President Jimmy Carter embraces Vice President Walter Mondale on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Jan. 7, 1978, after Carter returned from a nine-day overseas trip. A new CNN Films documentary explores the role of the U.S. vice presidency, which in modern times has emerged into a more powerful position. Still, the film notes that a veep’s duties are all up to the president. (AP Photo/John Duricka, File)
FILE - In this Monday, July 26, 2004, file photo, former Vice President Walter Mondale smiles with his wife, Joan, in the Minnesota delegation during the Democratic National Convention at the FleetCenter in Boston. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday, April 19, 2021. He was 93. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
FILE - In an Oct. 30, 2012, file photo, former Vice President Walter Mondale, a former Minnesota senator, gestures while speaking at a Students for Obama rally at the University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday, April 19, 2021. He was 93. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1984, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale and his running mate, Geraldine Ferraro, wave as they leave an afternoon rally in Portland, Ore. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday, April 19, 2021. He was 93. (AP Photo/Jack Smith, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 1977, file photo, President Jimmy Carter, right, and Rosalynn Carter, second from right, pose with Vice President Walter Mondale and wife, Joan Mondale, left, following Carter's inauguration in the White House Blue Room in Washington. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday, April 19, 2021. He was 93. (AP Photo/Peter Bregg, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, former Vice President Walter Mondale smiles as he gets on an elevator on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday, April 19, 2021. He was 93. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden talks with former Vice President Walter Mondale as they participate in a forum honoring Mondale's legacy, at George Washington University in Washington. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday, April 19, 2021. He was 93. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, file photo, former Vice President Walter Mondale, center, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., right, are seen after announcing their presidential nominee during the roll call of states on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday, April 19, 2021. He was 93. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
FILE - In a March 14, 2005, file photo, former Vice President Walter Mondale speaks during the Second Annual Hoover-Wallace Dinner before receiving a Hoover-Wallace Humanitarian Leadership Award in Des Moines, Iowa. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday, April 19, 2021. He was 93. (AP Photo/Eric Rowley, File)
FILE - In this June 1993 file photo, President Bill Clinton stands behind his nominee for Ambassador to Japan, former Vice President Walter Mondale. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday, April 19, 2021. He was 93. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson, File)
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter, right, laughs, as his former Vice President Walter Mondale speaks during a reopening ceremony for the newly resigned Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta. Carter was also celebrating his 85th birthday. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday, April 19, 2021. He was 93. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, file photo, former Vice President Walter Mondale speaks at a reception in his honor at the Carter Presidential Conference at the University of Georgia, in Athens, Ga. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday, April 19, 2021. He was 93. (Briana Brough/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, former Vice President Walter Mondale, left, sits onstage with former President Jimmy Carter during a celebration of Mondale's 90th birthday at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota's campus, in Minneapolis. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday, April 19, 2021. He was 93. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1984, file photo, a sign-waving crowd cheers Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale, right, as he delivers a campaign address at Victory Hall in the Milwaukee suburb of Cudahy, Wis. Campaign workers estimated 1,500 people packed the hall with another 1,000 outside. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday, April 19, 2021. He was 93. (AP Photo/John Duricka, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1984, file photo, presidential candidate Walter Mondale gestures while speaking at a Democratic fundraising dinner, in New York. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday, April 19, 2021. He was 93. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

“Today I mourn the passing of my dear friend Walter Mondale, who I consider the best vice president in our country’s history. 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 was an invaluable partner and an able servant of the people of Minnesota, the United States, and the world. Fritz Mondale provided us all with a model for public service and private behavior. Rosalynn and I join all Americans in giving thanks for his exemplary life, and we extend our deepest condolences to his family.” — former President Jimmy Carter.

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