Last updated on: 12/30/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Walter Mondale, LLB Biography

Title:
Vice President of the United States under President Jimmy Carter
Position:
Pro to the question "Was Bill Clinton a Good President?"
Reasoning:

“I’m sorry about the one mistake, everybody knows about it, no point in discussing it, but I think [Bill Clinton’s] a very good person who tried very hard to help produce an America that is sensitive, that is fair, that tries to create hope instead of this bitterness. He tried to do the same thing internationally. I think he’s got to go down as a very successful president.”

A Complicated Man: The Life of Bill Clinton Told By Those Who Know Him, by Michael Takiff, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to US presidential history. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to US presidential history.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Counsel, Dorsey and Whitney law firm
  • Honorary Consul General to Norway, 2008
  • Lost campaign for US Senate (MN), 2002
  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan, 1993-1996
  • Presidential nominee, Democratic Party (lost to Ronald Reagan), 1984
  • Vice President of the United States under President Jimmy Carter, 1976-1981
  • US Senator (D-MN), 1964-1976
  • Member, President’s Consumer Advisory Council, 1960-1964
  • Minnesota Attorney General, 1960-1964
  • Lawyer, 1956-1960
  • Education:
  • LLB, cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1956
  • BA, cum laude, Political Science, University of Minnesota, 1951
  • Contact Info:
    Phone
    612-340-6307
    Email
    mondale.walter@dorsey.com
    Website
    None found
    Other:
  • Born in Ceylon, Minnesota, on January 5, 1928
  • Served as a corporal in the US Army during the Korean War between college and law school.
  • Quoted in:
    Pro & Con Quotes: Was Bill Clinton a Good President?