Geraldine Ferraro, US Political Pioneer, Dies at 75

March 26, 2011

Geraldine Ferraro, the first American woman to run for national office on a major political party’s ticket, died Saturday at 75.
Ferraro was the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1984.  Her family said she died at Massachusetts General Hospital in the eastern city of Boston of complications from multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that she had battled for 12 years.
Ferraro was the running mate of presidential nominee Walter Mondale on the Democratic Party’s ticket in 1984, when former president Ronald Reagan was running for a second term in the White House. more>>