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Walter Frederick Mondale

Lawyer

Walter Frederick Mondale, former Vice President of United States, lawyer. Bar: Minnesota 1956. Named Distinguished University Fellow in law public affairs, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University Minnesota. Democratic nominee for President United States, 1984; honorary consul general to Norway Norwegian Ministry Foreign Affairs, Minneapolis, since 2008. With United States Army, 1951-1953.

Background

Mondale, Walter Frederick was born on January 5, 1928 in Ceylon, Minnesota, United States. Son of Theodore Sigvaard and Claribel Hope (Cowan) Mondale.

Education

University of Minnesota (Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1952. Bachelor of Laws, 1956). Attorney General, State of Minnesota, 1960-1964.

United States Senator, 1964 1976. Vice President, United States, 1977-1980. (Also at Minneapolis, Minnesota and New York, New York Offices).

Career

Law clerk Minnesota Supreme Court. Private practice law, 1956-1960. Attorney general State of Minnesota, 1960-1964.

United States Senator from Minnesota, 1964-1977. Vice president United States, 1977-1981. Member National Security Council, 1977-1981.

Member firm Winston & Strawn LLP, 1981-1987. United States ambassador to Japan United States Department State, Tokyo, 1993-1996, presidential envoy to Indonesia, 1998. Partner Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Minneapolis, 1987—1993, partner, international corporation practice group, senior counsel, since 1997.

Chairman National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, 1986—1993.

Achievements

  • Bar: Minnesota 1956.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Accountability of Power*Toward a Responsible Presidency, 1975. Member Minnesota Law Review.

Membership

Democratic nominee for President United States, 1984. Honorary consul general to Norway Norwegian Ministry Foreign Affairs, Minneapolis, since 2008. With United States Army, 1951-1953.

Connections

Married Joan Adams, December 27, 1955. Children: Theodore, Eleanor, William.

father:
Theodore Sigvaard Mondale

mother:
Claribel Hope (Cowan) Mondale

spouse:
Joan Adams

child:
Theodore Mondale

child:
Eleanor Mondale

child:
William Mondale