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  • Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale and running mate Geraldine Ferraro wave from the podium to convention delegates at the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco. Mrs. Ferraro died Saturday at age 75. The Democratic ticket was trounced by President Reagan, who was elected to a second term. Shown behind the Democratic candidates are Mr. Mondale's children, Eleanor, Ted and William (from left). (Associated Press)

    Ferraro dies; blazed trail as VP candidate

    Geraldine Ferraro's selection as Walter Mondale's Democratic running mate in the 1984 presidential election made her a winner as far as history was concerned, despite an unsuccessful campaign that proved to be a tough political slog against a popular incumbent.

  • ** FILE ** This Tuesday, Aug. 21, 1984, file picture shows Geraldine Ferraro at a news conference in New York. A spokesperson said Saturday, March 26, 2011, that Ferraro, the first woman to run for vice president, has died at 75. (AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis, File)

    First female VP candidate Geraldine Ferraro dies at 75

    Geraldine Ferraro, who in 1984 became the first female vice presidential candidate on a major U.S. party ticket, died Saturday in Boston, a family spokeswoman said.

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