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Mourning the Passing of Geraldine Ferraro

Mourning the Passing of Geraldine Ferraro

The National Women’s Hall of Fame mourns the passing of political trailblazer, Geraldine Ferraro, a 1994 Inductee.  Ms. Ferraro passed away on March 26, 2011 at the age of 75.

Geraldine Ferraro made history when she became the first woman nominated for national office by a major political party in the United States.  In 1984, she served as the Democratic vice presidential candidate, campaigning with presidential candidate, Walter Mondale.  Although their campaign was unsuccessful, Ms. Ferraro forever changed the political landscape for women.  From 1979-1985, Ms. Ferraro served as a Congresswoman from New York City, and from 1993-1996 she was the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission.  On August 26, 2010, Women’s Equality Day, The Long Island City Post Office was renamed in honor of Ms. Ferraro for her many years of dedicated public service to New York and the nation.

Click here to view a short video about her life or click here to read more about her achievements.