Walter Mondale Biography

U.S. Vice President, U.S. Representative (1928–)
Walter Mondale is a politician who was a U.S. senator, vice president under President Jimmy Carter and presidential candidate.


Walter Mondale joined the U.S. Senate in 1966 and won again in 1972. As vice president under Jimmy Carter, he was a key participant in the Camp David Accords. The Carter-Mondale ticket was defeated for reelection in 1980 by Ronald Reagan and George Bush. Mondale captured the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and chose Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate, but they lost to Reagan-Bush.

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