Former vice president under Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, died Monday at 93. He has been remembered during these trying times for reimagining the role of vice president and for his public service during his career in politics.
His family stated that he died in Minneapolis. No cause of death was given.
President Biden issued a statement on the death of Mondale while recalling that back in 1973 that Mondale was one of the first to greet him when he arrived in the Senate.
"He may have been modest and unassuming in manner, but he was unwavering in his pursuit of progress; instrumental in passing laws like the Fair Housing Act to prevent racial discrimination in housing, Title IX to provide more opportunities for women, and laws to protect our environment."
Mondale has had a long history in U.S politics. He served as Minnesota attorney general from 1960 to 1964 and as its U.S. senator from 1964 to 1976. He went on to serve as vice president to former President Jimmy Carter.
"Today I mourn the passing of my dear friend Walter Mondale, who I consider the best vice president in our country’s history," Carter said in a statement. "During our administration, Fritz used his political skill and personal integrity to transform the vice presidency into a dynamic, policy-driving force that had never been seen before and still exists today."
"He was an invaluable partner and an able servant of the people of Minnesota, the United States, and the world. Fritz Mondale provided us all with a model for public service and private behavior. Rosalynn and I join all Americans in giving thanks for his exemplary life, and we extend our deepest condolences to his family," the statement added.