July 12, 1984

“Some leaders are born women.” Geraldine Ferraro

Geraldine Ferraro named Vice Presidential Candidate

Geraldine Ferraro was an American politician, diplomat, and attorney. She served in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 1985, and was the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee in 1984, running alongside former vice president Walter Mondale; this made her the first female vice-presidential nominee representing a major American political party. She was also a journalist, author, and businesswoman.

Geraldine Ferraro – American politician- Associated Links:

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  • “Who was the First Woman Vice Presidential Candidate? | Time
  • “The Women who Paved the Way” | Smithsonian Magazine
  • “Flashback: Geraldine Ferraro’s VP nod in 1984 was a watershed moment” | Chicago Tribune
  • “How Geraldine Ferraro was Treated As a Female VP Candidate”| The Cut
  • “Under attack, VP trailblazer Geraldine Ferraro faced 250 reporters at ‘marathon press conference’| The Washington Post
  • “Geraldine Ferraro debated VP George H.W. Bush before Mike Pence-Kamala Harris matchup
    | The Washington Post
  • “Revisiting Geraldine Ferraro on the eve of Biden’s big choice” | CSNY
  • “The ‘scoop’ on Geraldine Ferraro, like the candidate herself, ran up against the old boy network” | Chicago Sun Times

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