Barbara Bush
“The darn trouble with cleaning the house is it gets dirty the next day anyway, so skip a week if you have to. The children are the most important things.”

Listing of Great Texas Women

Find information about Texas women who have helped shape the history of Texas. Search by name, click on a letter to list alphabetically or use the search engine to find a particular person.

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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 - 1932)Poet
Brinker, NancyCivic Leader
Brinker, Maureen Catherine Connolly (1934 - 1969)Athlete
Briscoe, Hattie Elam (1916 - 2002)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 Crawford (1908 - 2001)Journalist
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 - 1870)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