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Ann Richards

Personal data
Date of birthSeptember 1, 1933
Place of birthLakeview, Texas
Date of deathSeptember 13, 2006(age 73)
Place of deathAustin, Texas
Resting placeTexas State Cemetery Austin, Texas
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseDavid Richards
(1953 1984, div.)
Alma materBaylor University
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionUnited Methodist
45th Governor of Texas
In officeJanuary 15, 1991 - January 17, 1995
LieutenantBob Bullock
Succeeded byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byBill Clements
Texas State Treasurer
In office1983 - 1991
GovernorMark White (1983-1987) Bill Clements (1987-1991)
Succeeded byKay Bailey Hutchison
Preceded byWarren G. Harding
Travis County Commissioner
In office1977 - 1983

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Dorothy Ann Willis Richards (September 1, 1933 September 13, 2006) was an American politician from 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 and was defeated for re-election in 1994 by George W. Bush. Ann Richards was the second female governor of Texas, and the 39th Democratic governor to serve.


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