Who was the first woman to campaign as Vice President of the United States for a major party? – 2017

Who was the first woman to campaign as Vice President of the United States for a major party?

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Geraldine Anne Ferraro



Geraldine Anne Ferraro was an American attorney, a Democratic Party politician, and a member of the United States House of Representatives. In 1984, she was the first female vice presidential candidate representing a major American political party.




Democrat Walter Mondale selected Ferraro for his running mate during the 1984 presidential election, six years after she first joined Congress. “Gerry” went on to face future president George H. W. Bush in a debate: Bush was then running alongside Ronald Reagan, who won the election. Source: New York Times.

Born: August 26, 1935, Newburgh, New York, United States
Died: March 26, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Spouse: John Zaccaro (m. 1960–2011)
Children: Donna Zaccaro, Laura Zaccaro, John Jr. Zaccaro
Movies and TV shows: Anthem, Crossfire
Quotes
You don’t have to have fought in a war to love peace.
What are my sources of strength? My husband and my three kids, my health-care team, and my religion.
We were so shocked by how fast that war went that President Bush did not have a plan, a peace plan.

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