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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.

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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}.

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

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Empowering quotes from some of our favorite women (9 photos)

Who run the world?! I love these inspiring quotes from strong and badass women that I look up to. I think everybody but specifically girls, need to remember all of these! So important!

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Ann Richards, Governor of the Great State of Texas. Cover of Texas Monthly, art directed by DJ Stout, photographed by Jim Myers, July 1992.

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50 Sure Signs That Texas Is Actually Utopia

Ann Richards. Ann Richards, elected governor of Texas in 1990, was a hero to Texas girls who saw in her that they could do anything.

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