Mondale was appointed Minnesota attorney general at the age of thirty-two and remained active in politics and public policy for his entire life.
Sam Meshbesher is assistant editor of MNopedia at the Minnesota Historical Society. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from St. Olaf College.
The name “Aquatennial” was chosen by contest to highlight the abundance of lakes, rivers, and parks around Minneapolis.
In spite of limited resources, John quickly made his mark on the county through his reputation for being firm yet fair in his work and genuinely concerned for the well-being of his constituents.