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Geraldine Ferraro

Ferraro shattered a political barrier for women as a vice presidential nominee in 1984. Her run with Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale made her a symbol for women's equality. The candidacy of the congresswoman was an attempt to turn the "gender gap" of the 1980s to the Democrats' advantage. She was 75. Full obituary Notable deaths of 2010Los Angeles Times