Walter Mondale was 'the original People's Lawyer'

AG Ellison statement on the passing of Vice President Walter Mondale


April 21, 2021

April 19, 2021 (SAINT PAUL) — Attorney General Keith Ellison released the following statement on the passing of Vice President Mondale:

“Walter Mondale was a giant: he was a towering figure in American civil rights, a transformative Vice President and an iconic Minnesotan. As Minnesota Attorney General, he fought for civil rights and against corruption and was a role model for anyone who cares about using the law for justice. He was the original People’s Lawyer: he once told me that of all the amazing jobs he’d had, being Attorney General was his favorite.

“I was also personally blessed to have him as a great mentor and friend. I extend my deepest condolences to his sons Ted and Bill, the entire family, and every Minnesotan he touched. Walter Mondale changed our state for the better forever and we will miss him terribly.”


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