Walter Mondale, former U.S. vice president and senator now running as the Democratic senate candidate in Minnesota, is a St. Lawrence parent. He's the father of an alumna, Eleanor Mondale '82.

Mondale, who confirmed October 30 that he will fill the candidacy of the late Senator Paul Wellstone, at the request of Wellstone's surviving family members, received an honorary degree from St. Lawrence in 1982, at his daughter's graduation ceremony. He was also the main speaker at Commencement that year.

Eleanor Mondale, who earned her St. Lawrence degree in sport/leisure studies and participated in the Kenya program, has had a career in the entertainment business, including a stint as a correspondent for the cable "E! Entertainment" network.

Posted: October 30, 2002

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