Geraldine Ferraro died Saturday, having left an abiding mark on the nation's politics. She was the first woman selected by a major political party as a vice presidential nominee, and figures from both the Democratic and Republican parties recognized her for her trailblazing. Here's a look at Ferraro through the year's beginning with her on the campaign trail in 1984.
Vice-President George H. Bush, left, shakes hands with Democratic vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro before the beginning of their 1984 debate in Philadelphia. The first woman to run for U.S. vice president on a major party ticket has died. Geraldine Ferraro was 75. A family friend said Ferraro, who was diagnosed with blood cancer in 1998, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Massachusetts General Hospital. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)