Ferraro, 1st woman on US presidential ticket, dies

By REUTERS
March 26, 2011 19:52

 
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WASHINGTON - Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic congresswoman who became the first woman on a major party presidential ticket as Walter Mondale's running mate in 1984, died on Saturday at the age of 75, her family said.

Ferraro died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston of a blood cancer after a 12-year illness, according to a statement from her family.

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