The Congress: Filling Hubert's Shoes

In Minnesota, politicswise, whomever Hubert Humphrey wants, Hubert gets. And last week the whom that he got was Walter Frederick ("Fritz") Mondale, 36, appointed by Democratic Governor Karl Rolvaag to take over the remaining two years of the Vice President-elect's Senate term.

Why did Humphrey want Fritz Mondale? The son of a Methodist minister, Mondale worked part of his way at St. Paul's Macalester College for a canning company, inspecting peas for lice. He soon decided that this kind of life did not appeal to him. Turning to politics, Mondale attached himself...

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