Bette Graham
“I didn?t have a fellow at that time. So I had to do it myself. I had to . . . appreciate that, as a woman, I was strong, complete, adequate.”

Listing of Great Texas Women

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Dabbs, Ellen Lawson (1853 - ?)Health Professional
Daffan, Katie Litty (1874 - 1951)Historian
Daily, Ray Karchmer (1891 - 1975)Health Professional
Danforth, Grace (1849 - 1895)Health Professional
Daniel, Ruby Kathryn (1902 - 1978)Health Professional
Daniel, Jean Houston BaldwinFirst Lady of Texas
Daniel, Vara Faye Martin (1917 - 1987)Civic Leader
Daniels, Bebe Virginia (1901 - 1971)Actress
Darden, Fannie Amelia Dickson (1829 - 1890)Painter
Darnell, Monetta Eloyse [Linda] (1923 - 1975)Actress
Davis, Mollie Evelyn Moore (1844 - 1909)Poet
Davis, Clare Ogden (1892 - 1970)Author
Davis, Gussie Nell (1906 - 1993)Coach
Davis, Anne Elizabeth Britton (1838 - ?)First Lady of Texas
Davis-Wrightsil, ClarissaAthlete
Dawson, Kim (1963 - Present)Businesswoman
De Leon, Patricia De La Garza (1775 - 1849)Pioneer
De Menil, Dominique (1908 - 1998)Philanthropist
DeBlanc, Damita JoSinger
Deen, Edith Alderman (1905 - 1994)Author
Degolyer, Nell Virginia Goodrich (1886 - 1972)Philanthropist
Delco, Wilhelmina (1928 - Present)Politician
Depelchin, Kezia Payne (1828 - 1893)Health Professional
Deuell, Henrietta Eleanor Goodnough [Peggy Hull] (1889 - 1967)War Correspondent
Devall, Lyde Williford (1909 - 1986)Publisher
Dewitty, Virgie Carrington (1913 - 1980)Educator
DiNardo, Jackie SwaimAthlete
Dickinson, Susanna Wilkerson (1814 - 1883)Alamo Survivor
Dickinson, Angelina Elizabeth (1834 - 1869)Alamo Survivor
Dietrich, A. Louise (1878 - 1962)Health Professional
Dinkins, Carol EggertAttorney
Dirks, Frances Garrett Valentine (1925 - 1991)Activist
Distin, Vivian Liberto (1934 - 2005)
Dixon, Olive King (1873 - 1956)Pioneer
Dobie, Bertha Mckee (1890 - 1974)Writer
Dodd, Frederica (1892 - 1972)Educator
Dodson, Viola Ruth (1876 - 1963)Folklorist
Dodson, Sarah Randolph Bradley (1812 - 1848)Flagmaker
Dorsey, Emily Mildred (1894 - 1974)Educator
Dossey, Barbara MontgomeryHealth Professional
Dozier, Velma Davis (1901 - 1988)Educator
Dranes, "Arizona" Juanita (1894 - 1963)In the Gallery | Musician | Singer
Drennan, Lillie Elizabeth Mcgee (1897 - 1974)Businesswoman
Dreyer, Margaret Webb (1911 - 1976)Painter
Driscoll, Clara (1881 - 1945)Author | In the Gallery | Philanthropist
DuBois, Charlotte Estelle (1903 - 1982)Educator
Duff, Katharyn (1915 - 1995)Journalist
Duke, Cordelia (1877 - 1966)Game Warden | Rancher | Writer
Dumont, Ella Arrie Elgar (1861 - 1943)Pioneer | Sculptor
Duncan, Jewel Frost (1902 - 1984)Cowgirl
Dunlap, Lilliam (1922 - 2003)Naval Officer
Dupree, Anna Johnson (1891 - 1977)Businesswoman
Durden, Mattie (1881 - 1972)Educator
Duren, Almetris March (1910 - 2001)Advisor | Advocate | In the Gallery
Duval, Ella Moss (1843 - 1911)Painter
Dwyer, Elizabeth Agnes (1866 - ?)Librarian | Writer