The family of the former US vice-president revealed that he died on Monday at the age of 93.
Walter Mondale, a leading liberal Democratic voice of the late twentieth century who served as Jimmy Carter’s vice president and lost a landslide to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election, died on Monday at the age of 93, according to his family.
“So now it’s my turn. I can’t wait to see Joan and Eleanor again “Mondale said in a statement to his staff that was later released to the public following his death, referring to his late wife Joan, who died in 2014, and daughter Eleanor, who died in 2011 at the age of 51. “Before I leave, I wanted to express how much you mean to me.”
Mondale, the first major U.S. party presidential nominee to pick a woman running mate, believed in an activist government and worked for civil rights, school integration, consumer protection and farm and labor interests as a U.S. senator and vice president during Carter’s troubled one-term presidency from 1977 to 1981.
He also served as U.S. ambassador to Japan from 1993 to 1996 under Bill Clinton.