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Geraldine Anne Anne Ferraro

politician , Member of the House of Representatives

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.


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).


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.


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.


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


Roman Catholic.


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).


father:Dominick Ferraro, mother: Antonetta Ferraro (née Corrieri), spouse: John Zaccaro

Dominick Ferraro

Antonetta L. (Corrieri) Ferraro

John Zaccaro

Donna Ferraro

John Ferraro

Laura Ferraro