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

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.

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

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

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

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

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!!!!

Ann Richards, a Democrat, served as the 45th Governor of Texas from 1991 to 1995. She is one of my favourite politicians, no matter the country or era

Ann Richards, a Democrat, served as the 45th Governor of Texas from 1991 to 1995. She is one of my favourite politicians, no matter the country or era

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 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

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

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

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