Richards, Ann, 1933-2006

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Ann Richards was born Dorothy Ann Willis in Lakeview, Texas. She graduated from Baylor University and eventually settled with husband David Richards in Austin, where she worked on many political campaigns and in 1976 was elected the first female Travis County (metropolitan Austin) Commissioner.

In 1982 Richards became the first female Texas State Treasurer. She received nationwide recognition for her 1988 keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. In 1990 Richards won the Texas governorship, ushering in the "New Texas" era; her administration focused on prison reform, public school reform, substance abuse initiatives, the expansion of the number of women and minorities hired by the state, and streamlining the state's finances. In 1994 Richards lost her reelection campaign to George W. Bush, and entered the private sector as a political advisor and lobbyist.

From the description of Ann W. Richards papers, 1933-2004. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55791055

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creatorOf Richards, Ann, 1933-2006. Ann Richards : commercials , 1990-1994. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
referencedIn Janet Whitehead Photographs, 1992-1994 AR 99-133. Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
referencedIn Ann Richards. Texas Woman's University Library, Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey Library
referencedIn Secretary of State executive orders of the governor, 1987-1997 Texas State Archives.
referencedIn Whitehead, Janet. Whitehead, Janet, photographs, 1992-1994. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Richards, Ann, 1933-2006. Commencement address : delivered at Mount Holyoke College Commencement, 1995 May 28. Mount Holyoke College, Williston & Miles-Smith Library
referencedIn Inventory of the Ruthe Winegarten papers, MS 90., 1991-1997 University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.
referencedIn Serrata, Lidia,. Oral history interview with Lidia Serrata, 1997 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Inaugural Committee Richards-Bullock inaugural records, 1932, 1963-1991, undated, bulk 1990-1991 Texas State Archives.
referencedIn New Texas Foundation Records 96-243., 1983-1996 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Virginia "Ginger" Purdy papers MS 201., 1979-2010 University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.
referencedIn Fuliette, Verona. [Ann Richards [picture] : a portrait], 1995. Texas Woman's University Library, Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey Library
referencedIn Levario, Lena, 1961-. Oral history interview with Lena Levario, 2003 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Taylor, Donald Wayne Papers 2005-228., 1974-1996 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Richter, Walter H. Papers 2001-130; 2002-028., 1936-1937, 1963-2000 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Stanford University. Associated Students. Speakers Bureau. Associated Students of Stanford University, Speakers Bureau, audio-visual materials, 1981-1996. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Bond, Julian, 1940-. Julian Bond papers [manuscript], circa 1943-2006. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Frances Goff Papers 93-385 - 96-277., 1914-1994 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Moya, Richard, 1932-. Oral history interview with Richard Moya, 2003 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Hinojosa, Juan Chuy, 1946-. Oral history interview with Juan Chuy Hinojosa 2003 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Purdy, Ginger. Ginger Purdy papers, 1979-2002. University of Texas at San Antonio, John Peace Library (JPL)
referencedIn Winegarten (Ruthe) papers, 1912-2004 Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
referencedIn Yʹañez, Linda Reyna,. Oral history interview with Linda Reyna Yʹañez, 1997 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Jesse Herrera Photograph Collection AR 90-219, 93-233, 2000-23; 2011-398. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Legislative Council inaugural planning documents and other material, 1955-2003 Texas State Archives.
referencedIn Associated Students of Stanford University, Speakers Bureau, audio-visual materials, 1981-1996 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Sanzhez Vela, Blanca, 1936-. Oral history interview with Blanca Sanchez Vela, 1999 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn New Texas Foundation. New Texas Foundation Records, 1983-1996 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Richard Moya Papers AR. 2002. 024., 1948-1992, 1969-1986 Austin History Center. Austin Public Library. Austin, Texas.
referencedIn Texas. Secretary of State. Statutory Documents Section. Secretary of State executive orders of the governor 1987-1997. Texas State Library & Archives Commission
referencedIn Dorothy and Terrell Blodgett Papers AR. W. 002., 1947-2009 Austin History Center, Austin Public Library..
referencedIn Richter, Walther, 1916-2003. Richter, Walter H., papers, 1936-1937, 1963-2000. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Richards, Ann, 1933-2006. Ann W. Richards papers, 1933-2004. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn William D. Ford Papers, 1955-1995, 1965-1995 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Judge Woodrow Seals Papers MSS 0414., 1941-1990, 1961-1990 Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library,
referencedIn Rodriguez-Mendoza, Amalia,. Oral history interview with Amalia Rodríguez-Mendoza, 1998 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Goff, Frances, 1916-1994. Goff, Frances, papers, 1914-1994. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Judge Woodrow Seals Papers MSS 0414., 1941-1990, 1961-1990 Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library,
referencedIn Biography -- Richards, Ann. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
creatorOf Shrake, Edwin. Edwin Bud Shrake Papers 1900-2010 (bulk 1900-2009). Texas State University-San Marcos, Albert B. Alkek Library
referencedIn Lucio, Eddie, Jr., 1946-. Oral history interview with Eddie Lucio, Jr., 2003 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Secretary of State official proclamations of the governor, 1984-1997 Texas State Archives.
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associatedWith Yʹañez, Linda Reyna, person
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United States--Texas
Texas--Travis County
Texas
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Political Campaigns
Advertising, political
County government
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Women in public life
Politicians
Governors--Election
Television advertising
Women--Political activity
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Birth 1933-09-01

Death 2006-09-13

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