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  Ferraro, Geraldine
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  1990-01-01  
 
NameGeraldine Ferraro
Address
Forrest Hills, New York , United States
EmailNone
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Born August 26, 1935
DiedMarch 26, 2011 (75 years)
ContributorNot in Public Domain
Last ModifedRP
Sep 21, 2013 10:25am
Tags Italian - Liberal - Cancer - ACLU - NOW - Catholic -
InfoGeraldine A. Ferraro is Executive Vice President and Head of the Public Affairs practice of The Global Consulting Group (GCG). Prior to joining GCG, she was President of G & L Strategies, the public affairs practice of Golin/Harris International.

Ms. Ferraro counsels clients on a wide range of public policy issues. She has handled matters before agencies of the United Nations, the U.S. Government, the Congress, and the Conference of Mayors as well as certain state and local entities. Among the corporate clients she has worked with are Nestle, St. Lawrence Cement, Serono, Yamanouchi, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Mercy Housing, and the American Legacy Foundation.

Ms. Ferraro earned a place in history as the first woman vice-presidential candidate on a national party ticket. She was first elected to Congress from New York’s Ninth Congressional District in Queens in 1978 and served three terms in the House of Representatives. Her committee assignments in Congress included the Public Works Committee, Post Office and Civil Service Committee, and Budget Committee. Ms. Ferraro also served on the Select Committee on Aging.

From 1996 to 1998, Ms. Ferraro was a cohost of CNN’s Crossfire. She was also a partner in the CEO Prospective Group. In 1994, she was appointed the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission by President Clinton and served in that position through 1996. She served as a public delegate in February 1993 and was also the alternate United States delegate to the World Conference on Human Rights held in Vienna in June 1993 and Vice-Chair of the U.S. Delegation at the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Bejing, September 1995. An active participant in the nation’s foreign policy debate, Ms. Ferraro serves as a Board member of the National Democratic Institute of International Affairs and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Ferraro is currently a political analyst for FOX News and a columnist for the New York Times Syndicate.

Ms. Ferraro received her J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law. She has honorary degrees from a number of colleges and universities nationwide. She currently serves as a board member of the National Women’s Health Resource Center and serves on the Fordham Law School Board of Visitors, the Board of Advocates of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Board of Advisors of the National Breast Cancer Research Fund. She is also on the Board of Goodrich Petroleum Co. Inc.

In addition to numerous articles, Ms. Ferraro has written three books, Ferraro, My Story;Geraldine Ferraro: Changing History; and Framing a Life.



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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 27, 2011 02:00am Perspective The fate that Geraldine Ferraro didn't deserve  Article Wishful Thinking 
Mar 26, 2011 11:45am Obituary Geraldine Ferraro, first female major party candidate for national office, has died at 75  Article Mr. Matt 
Mar 12, 2008 05:00pm Announcement Ferraro leaves Clinton campaign post  Article Thomas Walker 
Mar 11, 2008 08:00pm News Ferraro: 'They're attacking me because I'm white'  Article Some say... 
Feb 15, 2005 12:00am Profile Then and Now: Geraldine Ferraro  Article COSDem 

DISCUSSION
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FAMILY
Husband John Zaccaro Jul 16, 1960-Mar 26, 2011

INFORMATION LINKS
1984 Vice Presidential Nomination Acceptance Address - Geraldine Ferraro  Discuss
RACES
  09/15/1998 NY US Senate - D Primary Lost 26.37% (-24.47%)
  09/15/1992 NY US Senate - D Primary Lost 36.04% (-0.98%)
  11/06/1984 US Vice President Lost 2.42% (-95.17%)
  07/19/1984 US Vice President - D Convention Won 99.90% (+99.82%)
  11/02/1982 NY District 9 Won 73.22% (+53.43%)
  11/00/1982 Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1980 NY District 9 Won 58.34% (+17.67%)
  11/00/1980 Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1978 NY District 9 Won 54.17% (+9.75%)
  09/12/1978 NY District 9 - D Primary Won 52.98% (+24.57%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NYC Public Advocate - D Primary - Sep 15, 2009 D Eric Gioia
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
Labour Party Deputy Leader - First Round - Jun 24, 2007 LAB Harriet Harman
New York County District Attorney - D Primary - Sep 13, 2005 D Leslie Crocker Snyder
New York City Mayor - D Primary - Sep 25, 2001 D Fernando Ferrer
NY Assembly 37 - D Primary - Sep 13, 1994 D Catherine Nolan