A photograph of Geraldine Ferraro on a white background is surrounded by a red and blue border with white text and white stars.
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Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman to appear on a major party ticket in a presidential election. Ferraro, a New York native, began her career in politics in 1978 when she was elected to the US House of Representatives. She served in Congress for three two-year terms. In 1984, Ferraro was the Democratic nominee for Vice President alongside presidential candidate Walter Mondale. Following Mondale's failed presidential campaign, Ferraro ran for a seat in the US Senate in both 1992 and 1998, however she lost both campaigns. She served as an ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights from 1993 to 1996, and also worked on Hilary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign. Ferraro died in 2011 after a long battle with multiple myeloma.