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Former US vice president Walter Mondale dies

Former US vice president Walter Mondale dies”

Walter Mondale, a former US vice president and ambassador to Japan who worked on a yet-to-be-realized plan to close a key USA air base in Okinawa Prefecture, died Monday at his home in Minneapolis, according to USA media.

Mondale, whose nickname was Fritz, had a decades-long political career and was committed to his role of vice president when he served alongside former President Jimmy Carter. Later he served as both the U.S. ambassador to Japan and the envoy to Indonesia under former President Bill Clinton.

Mondale died Monday at 93 years old. "It was Walter Mondale who defined the vice presidency as a full partnership, and helped provide a model for my service", Biden said. "In selecting Geraldine Ferraro, he also paved the way for @VP (Kamala Harris) to make history". "There was a difference after the inauguration - a letting go", Cosgrove said.

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Walter Mondale speaks in an interview in Minneapolis in 2011.

Walter Mondale married Joan Adams in 1955, and together, they had three children: Ted, who served in the Minnesota Senate; Eleanor, who was a broadcast journalist and TV host; and William, who was an assistant attorney general. "Vice President, and promise to continue the fight for justice and civil rights". On Election Day, Mr Mondale lost in a landslide, winning only his home state and the District of Columbia.

"He served his country with great distinction and was passionate about his causes", Republican Sen. "A true public servant who will be missed".

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