Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale died

Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, who held the post in the administration of Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1984, died Monday, April 19, at age 93. This is reported by CNN.

According to family spokeswoman Cathy Tanheim, the former politician died at home in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, surrounded by his family.

Mondale had served as state attorney general since 1960 before being appointed to the U.S. Senate, where he represented Minnesota for 12 years.

After completing his term as vice president, Mondale was U.S. ambassador to Japan from 1993-1996.

In 2002, Mondale ran again for the Minnesota Senate, but was not elected.