Joan Adams Mondale the wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale has died. She was often referred to as Joan of Arts because of her commitment to the creative arts.
She and Mr. Mondale were the first residents of the official Vice Presidents residence and she immediately transformed the home into a gallery and showcase for American artists. During her husband's tenure as Jimmy Carter's Vice President she served as the President's unofficial adviser for the arts and humanities.
Please read the link to the Times obit about this remarkable woman. She was not the best known political spouse but she was one of the most interesting.