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Ann Richards

Born: Sep 1, 1933

Death: Sep 13, 2006

Birthplace: Lacy Lakeview, Texas

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Ann Richards

Date of Birth : Sep 1, 1933
Date of Death : Sep 13, 2006
Birth Place : Lacy Lakeview, Texas

Dorothy Ann Willis Richards was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Texas. A Democrat, 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. Richards was the second female governor of Texas, and was frequently noted in the media for her outspoken feminism and her one-liners. As of 2015, she was the last Democrat to hold the Texan governor's office.


  • Politician
  • Teacher

Also known as

  • Governor Ann Richards
  • Dorothy Ann Willis
  • Governor Ann W. Richards
  • Dorothy Ann Willis Richards


  • Robert Cecil Willis
  • Mildred Iona Warren


  • David Richards


  • Cecile Richards
  • Clark Richards
  • Daniel Richards
  • Ellen Richards
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