Trailblazer dies in US

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

GERAL­DINE Fer­raro, the for­mer New York con­gress­woman who made his­tory as the first woman to run for vice pres­i­dent on a ma­jor US party ticket, died Satur­day from com­pli­ca­tions of blood cancer, her fam­ily said. She was 75. Fer­raro, who was re­peat­edly hailed af­ter her death as a trail­blaz­ing fig­ure who changed the world for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions, ran on the 1984 ticket with Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Wal­ter Mon­dale. She died in Bos­ton af­ter bat­tling mul­ti­ple myeloma for 12 years. Pres­i­dent Barack Obama said Geral­dine would for­ever be re­mem­bered as a trailblazer who broke down bar­ri­ers for women.

Geral­dine Fer­raro

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