Geraldine Ferraro through the years
Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to run for U.S. vice president on a major party ticket, died at 75.
Former U.S. Representative and vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro appears during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, March 24, 2004. Ferraro died in Boston, Massachusetts, Saturday, March 26, 2011. She was 75. (George Bridges/MCT)
Rep. Geraldine Ferraro (D-NY) meets with President Jimmy Carter in the White House in Washington, D.C., on September 21, 1978. Ferraro died in Boston, Massachusetts, Saturday, March 26, 2011. She was 75. (National Archives/MCT)
Geraldine Ferraro attending a news conference in New York. (Aug. 21, 1984)
Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro gives the thumbs-up sign to a crowd of supporters in downtown Jackson, Miss. as Walter Mondale and Ferraro kicked off their 1984 campaign in this Southern city. Behind Ferraro are Mondale, state Rep. Robert Clark and former Gov. William Winter. (Aug. 1, 1984)
Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale, center, and his running mate Geraldine Ferraro, right, wave from the podium at the conclusion of the final session of the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco, Calif. In background are Mondale's children, from left, Eleanor Mondale, Ted Mondale and William Mondale. (July 19, 1984)
Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro gathers with her family at a hotel in New York as they await the returns of the presidential election. At center is her husband, John Zaccaro, and their children John Jr. , Laura, and Donna. (Nov. 6, 1984)
Queensborough President Don Manes and Geraldine Ferraro dance at a birthday party held for Manes, at Antun's Rest, Queens Village. (Jan. 17, 1985)
A screen shot of Geraldine Ferraro at the democratic national convention.
This file photo shows Former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro answering questions at a news conference on January 5, 1998 in New York. Her funeral Mass has been scheduled for Thursday.
Geraldine Ferraro watches a film of herself accepting the nomination for vice president 20 years ago at a public forum in Minneapolis, March 10, 2004. Ferraro said she was disappointed to belong to "an exclusive membership club of one" as the only woman ever on the White House ticket of a major party.