Joan Mondale

Born Aug 8, 1930

Joan Adams Mondale is the wife of Walter Mondale, 42nd Vice President of the United States, Presidential candidate, and later U.S. ambassador to Japan. She has always been a high-profile advocate for the arts, affectionately dubbed 'Joan of Art'.

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1930 Birth Born on August 8, 1930.


1952 21 Years Old In 1952, she graduated from Macalester College, St. Paul, where her father was chaplain. … Read More
1955 24 Years Old Joan married Minneapolis lawyer Walter "Fritz" Mondale on December 27, 1955, following a blind date, set up by one of Walter's law-school classmates. The couple had three children: Minnesota politician, former State Senator and candidate for Governor of Minnesota High-profile television and radio personality, died of brain-cancer at 51 Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Minnesota Attorney General, 1990–2000 In 1964, Walter replaced Hubert Humphrey as a US Senator, and held the post till 1976, when Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter selected him as running-mate in his successful bid for the Presidency.


1972 41 Years Old …  In 1972, she wrote a book 'Politics in Art', examining how political commentary is reflected in artworks. … Read More
1977 46 Years Old Joan then became Second Lady, in succession to Happy Rockefeller, during her husband's term as Vice President from 1977 to 1981, to be succeeded by Barbara Bush.


1984 53 Years Old Out of office during Reagan's first administration, Walter Mondale won the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984.


2004 73 Years Old In 2004, The Textile Center in Minneapolis endowed an exhibition space in her honor, the Joan Mondale Gallery, perhaps America's chief showcase for fiber art.
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