Geraldine A. Ferraro, First Woman on Major Party Ticket, Dies at 75

The NYT has just reported that

Geraldine A. Ferraro, the former Queens congresswoman who in 1984 strode onto a podium to accept the Democratic nomination for vice president to take her place in American history as the first woman nominated for national office by a major party, died on Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 75.

The cause was complications from multiple myeloma, a blood ancer that she had battled for 12 years, her family said in a statement.

The day is near that we will see a woman president or vice-president. It’s about time!

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