Walter Mondale, former US vice-president and celebrated liberal, dies aged 93

Former senator and ambassador lost one of the most lopsided US elections in history to Ronald Reagan

Walter F Mondale, the former vice-president and liberal leader who lost to Ronald Reagan in one of the most lopsided presidential elections, has died at the age of 93.

A towering figure in the Democratic party who resolutely put humility and honesty before the glitz of mass communication, Mondale’s death marked something of an end of an era in US politics. He was described by a biographer as the last major American politician to resist the allure of television.

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