Geraldine Ferraro was the first major female vice presidential candidate, as Walter Mondale‘s running mate in the 1984. She served in the U.S. House of Representatives for six years before that, representing New York’s 9th Congressional District.
Ferraro died today of complications from blood cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital. She suffered form multiple myeloma for twelve years.
She was 75 years old.
R.I.P. Geraldine Ferraro August 26, 1935 – March 26, 2011