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Walter Mondale championed progressive causes and changed the role of VP—so leaders like @JoeBiden  could be the last ones in the room when decisions were made. In selecting Geraldine Ferraro, he also paved the way for @SenKamalaHarris  to make history. Michelle and I send prayers to his family.

Walter Mondale was a true public servant who fought for civil rights and blazed a trail by choosing a woman, Geraldine Ferraro, to join him on the presidential ticket. My heart goes out to his family. May he rest in peace.

Walter Mondale made history by choosing Geraldine Ferraro as first female running mate on a major party ticket

"I literally still remember what Geraldine Ferraro was wearing with the red dress and her pearls — he did that. He asked her to be the running mate," Sen. Klobuchar reflects on the life and career of her mentor, fmr. VP Mondale.

His selection of U.S. Rep. Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate made him the first major-party presidential nominee to put a woman on the ticket.

Walter Mondale won the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and made history by naming a woman (Geraldine Ferraro) as his running mate before ultimately falling short to Ronald Reagan#WakeUpATL 

In 1984, Walter Mondale's aides told him it would send wrong message for him and Geraldine Ferraro--first major party ticket including a woman--to publicly hold hands in the air, so they avoided doing so:

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Walter Mondale made history by choosing Geraldine Ferraro as first female running mate on a major party ticket

I mourn the loss of Vice president Walter "Fritz" Mondale@TheDemocrats  candidate 1984, my first national campaign in the US. His choice of Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate against the @GOP  Reagan/Bush ticket made history. Decent man, passionate fighter for justice RIP Fritz

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Mondale was the first U.S. presidential candidate for a major party to choose a woman, Geraldine Ferraro, as his running mate, but the pair lost the 1984 race to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

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Walter Mondale, who served as vice president from 1977 to 1981 under President Carter, has died. He was 93. He was the Democratic Party candidate for president in 1984 and made political history by choosing a woman, Geraldine Ferraro, as his running mate.

As my incredible friend Kamala takes the stage let’s also remember the women of courage who broke their own glass ceilings..Hillary Clinton, Shirley Chisholm, & yes Geraldine Ferraro. As I told 92-year-old Walter Mondale today “see, you were just 36 years ahead of your time!”

"I witnessed the first woman who was selected to be vice president, Geraldine Ferraro. At that time, we couldn't even envision an African American woman being chosen ... Here we are today with this historic moment where Kamala Harris has been chosen."

"I witnessed the first woman who was selected to be vice president, Geraldine Ferraro," Rep. Waters says. "At that time, we couldn't even envision an African American woman being chosen ... Here we are today with this historic moment where Kamala Harris has been chosen."

It’s hard to fathom, but it has been 36 years since a man chose to put a woman on the Democratic ticket with him, writes @maureendowd . To use Geraldine Ferraro’s favorite expression, “Gimme a break!”

With Joe Biden selecting Kamala Harris, the senator from California becomes the third woman to serve as a vice presidential pick for a major political party, following Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and Sarah Palin in 2008

2/9 Shirley Chisholm, a Black woman, sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972 . Members of the media literally laughed when she announced. Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to run on a major party ticket when she paired with Walter Mondale in 1984. #velshi 

On this day in 1984, @TheDemocrats  nominated Geraldine Ferraro—the first woman VP nominee on a major party ticket.

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