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