ferraro, geraldine

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Ferraro, Geraldine [(fuh-rahr-oh)]

A politician of the twentieth century. She served as a representative in Congress and was nominated by the Democratic party for vice president in 1984; the presidential candidate was Walter Mondale. Ferraro was the first woman to run for the vice presidency on a major party ticket.

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