Saturday, March 26, 2011

Geraldine Ferraro Dead at 75

The first woman to be nominated as Vice President by a major party has died at 75 due to complications of multiple myeloma, a cancer she has battled for a dozen years.

Ms. Ferraro was the Democratic VP Nominee in 1984 with Walter Mondale. She also served as a Representative in the US House and as Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council among other positions.

Her groundbreaking work and campaigns cleared the way for many women in p0litics and she will be missed.

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