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Geraldine Anne Ferraro (August 26, 1935 a?? March 26, 2011) was an American attorney, a Democratic Party politician, and a member of the United States House of Representatives. She was the first female vice presidential candidate representing a major American political party.
Ferraro grew up in New York City and worked as a public school teacher before training as a lawyer. She joined the Queens County District Attorney's Office in 1974, heading the new Special Victims Bureau that dealt with sex crimes, child abuse, and domestic violence. In 1978 she was elected to the House, where she rose rapidly in the party hierarchy while focusing on legislation to bring equity for women in the areas of wages, pensions, and retirement plans. In 1984, former vice president and presidential candidate Walter Mondale, seen as an underdog, selected Ferraro to be his running mate in the upcoming election. Ferraro became the only Italian American to be a major-party national nominee in addition to being the first woman. The positive polling the Mondale-Ferraro ticket received when she joined soon faded, as damaging questions arose about her and her businessman husband's finances and wealth and her Congressional disclosure statements. In the general election, Mondale and Ferraro were defeated in a landslide by incumbent President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H. W. Bush.
Ferraro ran campaigns for a seat in the United States Senate from New York in 1992 and 1998, both times starting as the front-runner for her party's nomination before losing in the primary election. She served as a United States Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights from 1993 until 1996, in the presidential administration of Bill Clinton. She also continued her career as a journalist, author, and businesswoman, and served in the 2008 presidential campaign of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Ferraro died on March 26, 2011, from multiple myeloma, 12 years after being diagnosed.

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First Female Vice-Presidential Nominee Geraldine Ferraro Dies

Geraldine Ferraro, who became the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket in 1984 -- only to lose in a landslide -- died Saturday. She was 75. Ferraro died at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was being treated for blood ...
Posted: March 26, 2011, 10:18 am

Geraldine Ferraro, first female veep nominee, dies

Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman nominated for U.S. vice president by a major political party, died today at age 75 after a long battle with blood cancer. Ferraro ran with Democratic nominee Walter Mondale in the 1984 election; they lost to President ...
Posted: March 26, 2011, 9:40 am

Celebrating Italian-American women artists

Sirey and Geraldine Ferraro. The artists who are members of NOIAW are Barbara Gerard, B. Amore, Nancy Macina, Annamarie Trombetta and Janine Coyne. Artiste Italiane is a thought-provoking show exemplifying how these artists use their Italian cultural roots ...
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