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Geraldine Anne Anne Ferraro

Geraldine FERRARO, former Member of the House of Representatives. Honorary Degrees: Marymount Manhattan College, 1982; NYU Law School, 1984; Hunter College, 1985; Plattsburgh College, 1985; College of Boca Raton, 1989; Virginia State University, 1989; Briarcliffe College of Business, 1990; Distinguished Service Award, Potsdam College, 1991.

Background

  • FERRARO, Geraldine was born on August 26, 1935 in Newburgh, New York, United States of America. Daughter of Dominick Ferraro and Antonetta Ferraro (née Corrieri).

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Marymount Manhattan College, 1956. Juris Doctor, Fordham University, 1960. Postgraduate, New York University Law School, 1978.

      Degree (honorary), Marymount Manhattan College, 1982. Degree (honorary), New York University Law School, 1984. Degree (honorary), Hunter College, 1985.

      Degree (honorary), Plattsburgh College, 1985. Degree (honorary), College Boca Raton, 1989. Degree (honorary), Virginia State University, 1989.

      Degree (honorary), Muhlenberg College, 1990. Degree (honorary), Briarcliffe College for Business, 1990. Degree (honorary), Potsdam College, 1991.

    Career

    • Attorney private practice, New York City, 1961-1974. Assistant district attorney Queens County, 1974-1978. Chief special victims bureau, 1977-1978.

      Member United States Congress from 9th New York District, 1979—1985. Secretary House Democratic Caucus. 1st woman vice presidential nominee on Democratic ticket, 1984.

      Fellow Harvard Institute Politics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1988—1992. Managing partner Keck Mahin Cate & Koether, New York City, 1993-1994. President G&L Strategies Golin Harris International, 1999—2003.

      Executive vice president, head public affairs The Global Consulting Group, 2003—2007. Principal Blank Rome Government Relations LLC, since 2007. Of counsel Blank Rome LLP, since 2008.

      United States ambassador to United Nations Human Rights Commission, 1994-1995. Co-host Crossfire, Cable News Network, 1996-1997, Fox News Nightly, since 1999.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1978.

    Works

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democratic Party

    Religion

    Roman Catholic.

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Chair Democratic Platform Committee, Bertarelli Foundation. Democratic candidate United States Senate, 1992, 98. United States President Clinton's appointee to United Nations Human Rights Commission Conference, Geneva, 1993, World Conference, Vienna, Austria, 1993, World Conference on Women, 1995.

    Board directors Fordham Law School Board Visitors. Board advocates Planned Parenthood Federation American. Board director National Women's Health Research Center, National Democratic Institute.

    Member Queens County Women's Bar Association (past president), Council Foreign Relations, International Institute Women's Political Leadership (former president).
    • Queens County Women's Bar Association (past president)

    • Council Foreign Relations

    • International Institute Women's Political Leadership (former president).

    Connections

    • father:Dominick Ferraro, mother: Antonetta Ferraro (née Corrieri), spouse: John Zaccaro
    • father: Dominick Ferraro
    • mother: Antonetta L. (Corrieri) Ferraro
    • spouse: John Zaccaro
    • children: Donna Ferraro
    • John Ferraro
    • Laura Ferraro
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    Nationality
    • 1956
      Marymount Manhattan College
    • 1978
      New York University Law School
    • 1982
      Marymount Manhattan College
    • 1984
      New York University Law School
    • 1985
      Hunter College
    • 1985
      Plattsburgh College
    • 1989
      College Boca Raton
    • 1989
      Virginia State University
    • 1990
      Muhlenberg College
    • 1990
      Briarcliffe College for Business
    • 1991
      Potsdam College
    • 1955 - 1960
      teacher, public elementary schools
      Queens
    • 1956 - 1960
      Fordham University
    • 1961 - 1974
      Attorney, private practice
    • 1974 - 1978
      assistant, district attorney Queens County
    • 1977 - 1978
      chief special victims bureau
    • 1979 - 1985
      member, United States Congress from 9th New York District
    • 1984 - 2000
      1st woman vice president, ial nominee on Democratic ticket
    • 1988 - 1992
      fellow, Harvard Institute Politics
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1993 - 1994
      managing partner, Keck Mahin Cate & Koether
    • 1999 - 2003
      president, G&L Strategies Golin Harris International
    • 2000 - 2000
      secretary, House Democratic Caucus
    • 2003 - 2007
      executive, public affairs The Global Consulting Group
    • 2003 - 2007
      head, public affairs The Global Consulting Group
    • 2007 - 2008
      principal Blank Rome Government Relations Limited Liability Company
    • 2008
      of counsel, Blank Rome Limited Liability Partnership
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