Ann Richards

Say what you want about an but she is an icon for women everywhere

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 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 richards | Ann Richards: I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life ...

Ann Richards: I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead; you never look back.

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

September It would've been former Governor of Texas Ann Richards' birthday.

You know, the family-values party.

"Nothing gets conservatives more excited or frothing at the mouth quicker than what's going on in other folks' bedrooms." Texas Governor Ann Richards How True!

Former Texas Governor Ann Richards, a Democrat, was never one to mince words. Join us as we enjoy some of her best ever quips.

Though Texas remains very much a Republican state, one Texas Democrat still holds a high approval rating throughout the country. With a documentary maki

Dorothy Ann Willis Richards (September 1, 1933 – September 13, 2006) was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Texas. She first came to national attention as the state treasurer of Texas, when she delivered the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Richards served as the 45th Governor of Texas from 1991 to 1995

Dorothy Ann Willis Richards (September 1933 – September was an American politician and the Governor of Texas.

I loved Ann Richards, Dem., 45th governor of Texas who said, "They blame the low income women for ruining the country because they are staying home with their children and not going out to work. They blame the middle income women for ruining the country because they go out to work and do not stay home to take care of their children."  Another favorite quote:  Poor George (Bush), he can't help it, he was born with a silver foot in his mouth.

Ann Richards Former Governor of Texas Progressive, Courageous, Fierce

How to be a Republican by Ann Richards, former Republican governor of Texas (allegedly)

The last responsible and ethical Governor Texas had. The corruption and cronyism since that time has been disgusting.

Mother's Day & Governor Ann Richards

Mother’s Day & Governor Ann Richards

Later governor of Texas, Ann Richards was just the state treasurer when she gave the keynote at the 1988 Democratic National Convention--a funny, smart speech. Part of The Eloquent Woman's "Famous Speech Friday" series.

ANN – The Ann Richards Play – Official Site – Starring Holland Taylor

ANN – The Ann Richards Play – Official Site – Starring Holland Taylor

ANN – The Ann Richards Play – Official Site – Starring Holland Taylor

ANN – The Ann Richards Play – Official Site – Starring Holland Taylor

Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

Ann Richards (I sure do miss her). She was inspirational!

Former Texas governor, Ann Richards, was well known for her outspoken feminism.

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