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Geraldine Ferraro Dies

Posted on 07 Apr 2011 at 12:45pm

Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman from a major party ever to run for vice president, died yesterday at age 75. Ferraro was a Queens criminal prosecutor and then representative in Congress who joined Walter Mondale in a presidential run in 1984. Although the Walter-Mondale ticket proved no match for Ronald Reagan and George Bush (41), Ferraro nevertheless busted through the glass ceiling of national politics 64 years after women were acknowledged their right to vote.

Ferraro was raised in Queens and the Bronx by a single mother  who worked  as a seamstress, his father…

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