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Remembering Geraldine Ferraro

March 26, 2011 |  1:47 pm

Ferraro Geraldine A. Ferraro, who died Saturday at age 75, "will forever be remembered as a trailblazer who broke down barriers for women and Americans of all backgrounds and walks of life," President Obama said Saturday in a statement.

Ferraro became the first woman to run for vice president on a major ticket when she was Democrat Walter F. Mondale's running mate in 1984.

"She was a pioneer in our country for justice for women and a more open society. She broke a lot of molds and it's a better country for what she did," Mondale told the Associated Press.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said her accomplishments "served as a milestone in our country's acceptance of equality and diversity. She is proof that a person can make a difference, and make a difference is what Geraldine did throughout her life."

Said Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco): "She inspired women across the country to reach their own greatness as they strengthened our country."

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Geraldine Ferraro dies at 75

Photos: Geraldine Ferrarro

--Keith Thursby

Photo: Geraldine A. Ferraro with Walter F. Mondale at the Democratic National Convention in 1984. Behind them are Eleanor, Ted and William Mondale. Credit: Associated Press