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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Caldwell, Bettye M.Educator
Call, Ann Lowdon (1945 - 2007)Cowgirl
Callaway, Sara Isadore Sutherland (1863 - 1916)Activist | Journalist
Calvillo, Maria (1765 - 1856)In the Gallery | Rancher
Cameron, Minnie Bardenwerper (1885 - 1971)Librarian
Campbell, Elizabeth Bundy (1852 - 1931)Rancher
Campbell, Fannie Irene Bruner (1856 - ?)First Lady of Texas
Campos, GloriaNews Reporter
Canales, LauraSinger
Capps, Sallie B. (1869 - 1943)Activist
Carpenter, Elizabeth "Liz" Sutherland (1920 - 2010)Politician
Carr, Vikki Singer
Carr, Billie (1928 - 2002)Politician
Carrington, Evelyn Maurine (1898 - 1985)Health Professional
Carroll, Mary Joe Durning (1914 - 1995)Lawyer
Carter, Minnie Meacham (1902 - 1996)Philanthropist
Carter, Shirley Thompson (1935 - 2002)Founder
Carter, Katherine Pollard (1900 - 1989)Writer
Cartwright, Grace WoodruffRancher
Caruth, Mabel Morrow Peters (1914 - 2000)Philanthropist
Cash, Christine Benton (1889 - 1988)Educator
Casis, Lilia Mary (1869 - 1947)Educator
Cass, CynthiaAuthor
Cassiano, Maria Gertrudis Perez (1790 - 1832)Pioneer
Castleberry, Vivian Lou AndersonJournalist
Castro, EllenAuthor
Cauthorn, Julia (1867 - 1909)Philanthropist
Cazneau, Jane Maria Eliza Mcmanus (1807 - 1878)Author
Chacon, AliciaBusinesswoman
Chalupec, Barbara Apollonia (1894 - 1987)Actress
Chambers, Iola Bowden (1904 - 1978)Educator
Chandler, Clyde Giltner (1879 - 1961)Sculptor
Chang, NancyHealth Professional
Chapman, Helen Ellsworth Blair (1817 - 1881)Letter Writer
Chavarria-Chairez, BeckyAuthor
Chawla, Kalpana (1961 - 2003)Astronaut | In the Gallery
Cherry, Emma Richardson (1859 - 1954)Artist | Preservationist
Chisum, Ethelyn Mildred Taylor (1895 - 1983)Educator
Chollet, Louise Health Professional
Chollet, Madeleine (1846 - 1906)Businesswoman | Clergy | Educator | In the Gallery
Cinquin, Jeanne Pierrette (1845 - 1891)Health Professional
Cisneros, Sandra (1954 - Present)Author
Clack, Tommie (1882 - 1989)Historian
Clampitt, Susanah Graves (1781 - 1868)Pioneer
Clanton, Cleora (? - 1968)Librarian
Clardy, Mary M.Activist
Clark, Martha Melissa EvansFirst Lady of Texas
Clarke, Mary Emma Whatley Dunbar (1899 - 1990)Historian
Clearwater, Theresa Clark (1853 - 1938)Educator
Clements, RitaFirst Lady of Texas
Cliburn, Rildia Bee O'bryan (1896 - 1994)Pianist
Clifton, Elizabeth Ann (1825 - 1882)Rancher
Cockrell, Sarah Horton (1819 - 1892)Businesswoman
Cockrell, Lila May BanksBusinesswoman
Cohron, Lenore [Leonora Corona] (1900 - 1956)Singer
Coke, Mary Evans Horne (1837 - 1900)First Lady of Texas
Coleman, Bessie (1892 - 1926)Aviator
Coleman-Bell, RobbinAthlete
Colquitt, Alice Fuller Murrell (1949 - 1998)First Lady of Texas
Colson, Esther Neveille Higgs (1902 - 1982)Politician
Colvin, Shawn (1956 - Present)Singer
Combs, SusanRancher
Connally, Idanell BrillFirst Lady of Texas
Conner, Jeffie O. A. (1895 - 1972)Educator
Connerly, Doris Hayne (1897 - 1987)Librarian
Connor, Connie Yerwood (1908 - 1991)Health Professional
Conrad, Barbara SmithCivil Rights Activist
Conradt, Jody (1941 - Present)Coach
Conway, Gordon (1894 - 1956)Artist
Cooke, Regina Tatum (1902 - 1988)Painter
Corpron, Carlotta (1901 - 1988)Photographer
Cousins, MargaretAuthor
Craft, Linda LouiseAthlete
Craft, Juanita (1902 - 1985)Civil Rights Activist
Craven, Judith B.Educator
Cravens, Kathryn Cochran (1898 - 1991)Actress
Cravens, PatsyPhotographer
Crawford, Roberta Dodd (1895 - 1954)Singer
Crawford, Katherine Lester (1864 - 1947)Artist
Crawford, Ann Fears (1932 - 2004)Author
Crawford, Joan (1906 - 1977)Actress
Cribbs, MariaSocial Worker
Crier , Catherine News Reporter
Cross, Mattie Ruth (1887 - 1981)Novelist
Crouch, Carrie Johnson (1887 - 1967)Historian
Crowell, Caroline (1893 - 1972)Health Professional
Crowell, Grace Noll (1877 - 1969)Poet
Cuellar, Adelaida (1871 - 1969)Businesswoman
Culberson, Sallie HarrisonFirst Lady of Texas
Cullinan, Nina J. (1899 - 1983)Philanthropist
Cumings, Rebekah Russel (1757 - 1832)Pioneer
Cuney-Hare, Maud (1874 - 1936)Author | In the Gallery | Musician | Playwright
Cunningham, Minnie Fisher (1882 - 1964)Suffragist
Curtis, Nannie Austin (1861 - 1920)Lecturer
Curtis, Doris S. Malkin (1914 - 1991)Geologist