FILE - In this Thursday, July 19, 1984 file picture, Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale, center, and his running mate Geraldine Ferraro, right, wave from the podium at the conclusion of the final session of the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco, Calif. In background are Mondale’s children, from left, Eleanor Mondale, Ted Mondale and William Mondale. 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.