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Geraldine Anne FERRARO

(1935-2011)

FERRARO, Geraldine Anne, a Representative from New York; born in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., August 26, 1935; graduated from Marymount School, Tarrytown, N.Y., 1952; B.A., Marymount College, New York, N.Y., 1956; J.D., Fordham University School of Law, New York, N.Y., 1960; lawyer, private practice; assistant district attorney, Queens County, N.Y., 1974-1978; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1985); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress in 1984, but was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States; fellow of the Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1988-1992; president, International Institute for Women’s Political Leadership; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1992 and 1998; permanent member, United Nations Commission on Human Rights, 1993-1996; died on March 26, 2011, in Boston, Mass.

Bibliography

Ferraro, Geraldine A., with Linda Bird Francke. Ferraro: My Story. New Edition. Foreword by Marie C. Wilson. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2004.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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