“Forgotten Hollywood”- Fritz…

Posted on April 19, 2021 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Walter Mondale was the first major United States party presidential nominee to pick a woman running mate (Geraldine Ferraro). Mondale believed in an activist government, and worked for civil rights, school integration, consumer protection, and farm and labor interests as the senator and vice president during Jimmy Carter’s troubled presidency from 1977 to 1981.  A leading liberal Democratic advocate of the late twentieth century, he lost in a landslide to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. He was known as Fritz to his friends.

“`Minnesota has historically been dominated by farming and mining and it has had a tradition of liberal, populist politics supported by many of the Scandinavian-American residents like the Norwegian Mondale family. After serving in the military, Mondale earned his law degree at the University of Minnesota. His political career started with his work on the re-election campaign of Hubert Humphrey, then mayor of Minneapolis.

“`Mondale was a protege of Humphrey, who lost the 1968 presidential election to Republican Richard Nixon. He succeeded Humphrey in the Senate, arriving in Washington during Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society,  a time of great hope for liberals, though the optimism was crushed by the Vietnam War.  Mondale served in the Senate until elected as vice president in Carter’s 1976 victory over incumbent Gerald Ford, who became president after Nixon resigned due to the Watergate corruption scandal. He is credited for elevating the importance of the office of Vice President during his term in office.

“`Mondale served as United States ambassador to Japan during the Bill Clinton administration. He retired after his final assignment.

“`Plans for memorials are expected to be announced for both Minnesota and Washington D. C. Walter Mondale (left) was ninety-three.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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