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Geraldine Ferraro
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United States Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
In office
March 4, 1993 – October 11, 1996
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Armando Valladares
Succeeded by Nancy Rubin
Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1985
Leader Tip O'Neill
Preceded by Shirley Chisholm
Succeeded by Mary Oakar
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1985
Preceded by James Delaney
Succeeded by Thomas Manton
Personal details
Born
Geraldine Anne Ferraro

(1935-08-26)August 26, 1935
Newburgh, New York, U.S.
Died March 26, 2011(2011-03-26) (aged 75)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
John Zaccaro (m. 1960)
Children 3
Education Marymount Manhattan College (BA)
Fordham University (JD)
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Geraldine Ferraro (Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., August 26, 1935 - March 26, 2011, in Boston, Mass.) was an American politician.

She ran for Vice President in the 1984 US Presidential Election with Walter Mondale. She was the first woman to be a major party vice-presidential nominee.

Mondale and Ferraro lost to Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, who won their second term.

She was also a member of and politician from the Democratic Party.

She served as a Congresswoman from New York, representing Queens in the 96th-98th Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1985).

Ferraro was also an attorney, District Attorney and teacher.

Ferraro was a permanent member of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, from 1993 to 1996

She died from cancer, twelve years after being diagnosed.

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