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Ann Richards, governor of Texas (1990-94) was known for her sharp wit, strong personality, and liberal political views, Richards fought for women's and minority rights and worked to bring more women and minorities into power.

Ann Richards, governor of Texas (1990-94) was known for her sharp wit, strong personality, and liberal political views, Richards fought for women's and minority rights and worked to bring more women and minorities into power.

Ann Richards (born Dorothy Ann Willis Richards, September 1, 1933 – September 13, 2006) was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Texas {January 15, 1991 – January 17, 1995}.

Ann Richards (born Dorothy Ann Willis Richards, September 1, 1933 – September 13, 2006) was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Texas {January 15, 1991 – January 17, 1995}.

Today is September 1, 2014. It would've been former Governor of Texas Ann Richards' 81st birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANN RICHARDS!!!!

Today is September 1, 2014. It would've been former Governor of Texas Ann Richards' 81st birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANN RICHARDS!!!!

Born September 1, 1933, Ann Richards was the first woman to be elected governor of Texas in her own right. Her leadership inspired a generation of women and marked a turning point for Democratic politics in the state—what she called the "New Texas." Ann's fight to open doors for women and people of color led to a watershed moment for equal rights in Texas and beyond. Thank you, Ann.

Born September 1, 1933, Ann Richards was the first woman to be elected governor of Texas in her own right. Her leadership inspired a generation of women and marked a turning point for Democratic politics in the state—what she called the "New Texas." Ann's fight to open doors for women and people of color led to a watershed moment for equal rights in Texas and beyond. Thank you, Ann.

Ann Richards. Democratic Governor of Texas in the early 90s. Outspoken feminist who entered politics in her 50s after having been a stay-at-home mom and community leader for many years. Who I want to be when I grow up.

Ann Richards. Democratic Governor of Texas in the early 90s. Outspoken feminist who entered politics in her 50s after having been a stay-at-home mom and community leader for many years. Who I want to be when I grow up.

Cecile Richards, daughter of Ann Richards (R.I.P.), awesome former governor of Texas

Cecile Richards, daughter of Ann Richards (R.I.P.), awesome former governor of Texas