Mildred Zaharias
“It's not just enough to swing at the ball. You've got to loosen your girdle and really let the ball have it. ”

Listing of Great Texas Women

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Badu, Erykah (1971 - Present)Singer
Bailey, Light D'Albergo (1908 - 1972)Educator
Bailey, Mollie Arline Kirkland (1844 - 1918)Circus Owner | In the Gallery
Baird, Ninnie (1869 - 1961)Businesswoman
Baker, Armel (1901 - 1967)Rancher
Baker, Karle Wilson (1878 - 1960)Writer
Balli, Rosa Hinojosa de (1752 - 1803)Rancher
Banister, Emma Daugherty (1871 - 1956)Sheriff
Barlow, Ima Christina (1899 - 1990)Educator | Historian
Barnard, Juana Josefina Cavasos (1822 - 1906)Pioneer
Barnes, Marguerite Johnston (1917 - 2005)Journalist
Barnett, Marguerite Ross (1942 - 1992)Educator
Barnett, Etta Moten (1901 - 2004)Actress
Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston (1831 - 1919)Writer
Barry, Maggie Wilkins Hill (1863 - 1945)Educator
Bartholf, Marjorie (1899 - 1986)Health Professional
Batiste, Gertrude (1929 - 2006)Activist
Beasley, Norma Lea (1931 - 2012)Businesswoman
Beauchamp, Jenny Bland (1833 - 1914)Writer
Begor, Dawn DavenportAthlete
Bell, Kate Atkinson (1907 - 2003)Educator
Bennett, Gwendolyn Bennetta (1902 - 1981)Artist | Writer
Benson, Johnnie MarieBusinesswoman
Benson, Nettie Lee (1905 - 1993)Educator | Historian | Librarian
Berryman, Helena Dill (1804 - 1888)Philanthropist | Pioneer
Bettis, Valerie Elizabeth (1919 - 1982)Choreographer
Bierschwale, Margaret Brotherton (1894 - 1973)Historian
Bierschwale, Edna Helen (1907 - 1975)Painter
Biggs, Electra Waggoner (1912 - 2001)Sculptor
Billingsley, Virginia Catherine ShawBusinesswoman
Binford, Nancy (1921 - 1998)Cowgirl
Binford, Kathryn (1888 - 1987)Civic Leader | Cowgirl
Bircher, Marca LeeChoir Director
Bivins, Mary Elizabeth Gilbert (1862 - 1951)Philanthropist | Pioneer
Black, Ruby Aurora (1896 - 1957)Journalist
Blackshear, Kathleen (1897 - 1988)Artist
Blaffer, Sarah Campbell (1885 - 1975)Philanthropist
Blanco, BeatrizJournalist
Blanton, Annie Webb (1870 - 1945)In the Gallery | Politician | Teacher
Blasig, Anne Justine (1900 - 1971)Historian
Boatright, Elizabeth Keefer (1899 - 1989)Artist
Boner, Marian Oldfather (1909 - 1983)Historian
Bonham, Dora Dieterich (1902 - 1973)Businesswoman
Bonner, Mary Anita (1887 - 1935)Artist | In the Gallery
Borland, Margaret (1824 - 1873)In the Gallery | Rancher
Boswell, Margie Belle (1875 - 1963)Poet
Bowden, Artemisia (1879 - 1969)Civic Leader
Bowen, Mary Jane (1828 - 1916)First Lady of Texas
Bowes, BeverlyAthlete
Bowles, Willie Dee (1912 - ?)Historian
Box, PeggyAthlete
Boyd, Frances Anne Mullen (1848 - 1926)Author
Boyd, Isabelle [Belle] (1844 - 1900)Actress
Brackenridge, Mary Eleanor (1837 - 1924)Advocate
Bradley, Minnie Lou (1931 - Present)Cowgirl | Rancher
Branch, Mary Elizabeth (1881 - 1944)Educator
Brannin, Laura Haeckl (1888 - 1965)Activist
Brient, Ellen Louise (1882 - 1958)Health Professional
Bringhurst, Antoinette Power Houston (1852 - 1963)Poet
Brinker, NancyCivic Leader
Brinker, Maureen Catherine Connolly (1934 - 1969)Athlete
Briscoe, Hattie Elam (1937 - 1997)Lawyer
Briscoe, Janey (? - 2000)First Lady of Texas
Brooks, Carrie Jane Sutton (1903 - 1964)Health Professional
Brooks, Benjy FrancesHealth Professional
Brown, Ina Corinne (1896 - 1984)Educator
Brown, Caro CrawfordJournalist
Bryan, Ollie Louise (1871 - 1932)Health Professional
Buchanan, Sarah Elizabeth (1840 - 1939)Writer
Buffler, PatriciaEducator
Burch, LindyCowgirl
Burgin, TillieCivic Leader
Burleson, Emma Kyle (1869 - 1941)Preservationist
Burleson, Mary R. B. Christian (1795 - 1890)Pioneer
Burmeister-Mowery, ShellyCowgirl
Burnet, Hannah EsteFirst Lady of Texas
Burnett, Mary Couts (1856 - 1924)Philanthropist
Burnett, Anne Valliant (1900 - 1980)Rancher
Burnett, Carol (1933 - Present)Actress | Comedienne
Burns, Mamie SypertCowgirl
Burt, Marie Anita (1899 - 1975)Educator
Bush, Wanda HarperCowgirl
Bush, Laura (1946 - Present)First Lady
Bush, Barbara (1925 - Present)First Lady
Butt, Florence Thornton (1864 - 1954)Businesswoman
Butt, Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth (1903 - 1993)Activist
Button, Angie ChenPolitician