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Walter Mondale (1928)close

Walter Mondale was born in Ceylon (now called Sri Lanka), and became the 42nd Vice President of the United States. He began his career by practicing law in Minneapolis, and became active in Democratic politics. He was appointed state attorney general in 1960. He was appointed to a seat in the US Senate in 1964 when Hubert Humphrey was elected Vice President. Jimmy Carter chose Mondale as his running mate in the Presidential campaign of 1976. In 1984, he ran unsuccessfully for President himself.

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