Saturday, March 26, 2011

Geraldine Ferraro

The Woman of the Day is Geraldine Ferraro, born in 1935 and died today. A savvy New York Democrat, she was an attorney, a Democratic Party notable, and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (New York/Queens). In 1984 she was embraced as a symbol of women's equality when she became the first Italian-American and first woman to be a major-party Vice Presidential nominee, selected by Walter Mondale who tried to unseat Ronald Reagan.

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