First Female Vice-Presidential Candidate Dies

Geraldine “Gerry” Ferraro, the first woman to ever run for Vice President in the United States, has died today at the age of 75.

Ferraro had been battling cancer for the past ten years and spent her last moments with family at Massachusetts General in Boston.

The former Congresswoman ran alongside Walter Mondale against Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in 1984.

It was during this campaign that Ferraro made the rounds with her now-famous quote, “Modern life is confusing. Make no Ms.-take about it.”

Ferraro was also the first Italian-American to run for Vice President in American politics history.