Flags To Fly at Half-Staff for Late Vice President Walter Mondale, 93

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BOSTON – In honor and remembrance of former United States Vice President Walter Frederick Mondale, and in accordance with the U. S. Flag Code, Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately until the day of interment.  

Walter Frederick “Fritz” Mondale, died on April 19, 2021.

He was the 42nd vice president of the United States from 1977 to 1981 under President Jimmy Carter.

A U.S. senator from Minnesota from 1964 to 1976, he was the Democratic Party’s nominee in the 1984 presidential election. His vice presidential nominee, U.S. Representative Geraldine Ferraro from New York, was the first female vice-presidential nominee of any major party in U.S. history. The tickets lost to Ronald Reagan.

Mondale served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War before earning a law degree in 1956.

President Bill Clinton appointed Mondale U.S. Ambassador to Japan in 1993. He served through 1996.

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