Walter Frederick Mondale.
Age - 74; born Jan. 5, 1928.
Education - Attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.; graduated from University of Minnesota, 1951; graduated from University of Minnesota Law School, 1956.
Experience: - Served in Army, 1951-1953; admitted to Minnesota bar, 1956; currently practices law in Minneapolis.
Personal: - Wife, Joan Adams Mondale, married in 1955; three children, Ted, William and Eleanor.
Background: Born in Ceylon, Minn., to a Methodist minister and a music teacher.
Political background: Minnesota attorney general, 1960-1964; member President's Consumer Advisory Council, 1960-1964; U.S. senator, 1964-1976; chairman Select Committee on Equal Education Opportunity 1969-1973; vice president under Carter, 1977-1981; unsuccessful Democratic nominee for president, 1984; ambassador to Japan, 1993-1996. Mondale's selection of Rep. Geraldine Ferraro of New York as his running mate in 1984 made him the first major-party presidential nominee to put a woman on the ticket.