Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:25 PM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Former VP Mondale undergoes heart surgery

Former Vice President Walter Mondale underwent heart surgery Wednesday, his family announced.


Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

MINNEAPOLIS —

Former Vice President Walter Mondale underwent heart surgery Wednesday, his family announced.

Mondale, 86, underwent an unspecified procedure at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, his family said in a brief statement that called the surgery "successful."

"He is resting comfortably and is expected to make a full recovery," the statement said. The family asked for privacy.

Mayo also released the family's statement.

Mondale was vice president to Jimmy Carter and ran as the Democratic nominee against Ronald Reagan in 1984. He later served as ambassador to Japan in the 1990s.

The surgery comes just days after his wife of 58 years, Joan, died at age 83 after a long illness.

Walter Mondale was a Democratic senator from Minnesota when he was elected Carter's vice president in 1976. As Carter's No. 2, Mondale was seen as a trusted adviser and credited with making the office of the vice president more relevant.



News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Love the column? Pre-order the book!

Love the column? Pre-order the book!

Reserve your copy of "The Seattle Sketcher," the long-awaited book by staff artist Gabriel Campanario, for the special price of just $29.95.

Advertising

Partner Video

Advertising


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►