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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Ann Richards, Former Texas Governor

Former Texas governor, the woman who preceded George Bush in the Texas governor's mansion, Ann Richards has died at age 73.
Ms Richards was born in Lakeview, Texas. She made her debut on the national scene during the 1988 Democratic Convention when she delivered the following quip in reconition of outstanding achievement by women:

"Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels."
Ann Richards , with her highly developed sense of humor, worked for civil rights, taught school, was a tireless national leader and an inspiration to many.

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