Geraldine Ferraro

Geraldine Ferraro

in Newburgh, New York, The United States
August 26, 1935

March 26, 2011


Geraldine Anne Ferraro was an attorney and a Democratic politician and a former 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 and became a teacher and lawyer. In 1974 she joined the Queens County District Attorney's Office, where she headed the new Special Victims Bureau that dealt with sex crimes, child abuse, and domestic violence. She was elected to Congress in 1978, 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 selected Fer

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Ferraro: My Story

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Changing History: Women, Po...

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“Some leaders are born women.”
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“You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace.”
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“Immediately, I was caught up in an escape plan to spirit me out of San Francisco and back to North Oaks in a manner more suited to James Bond than Gerry Ferraro.”
Geraldine Ferraro, Ferraro: My Story

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