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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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Rabb, Mary Crownover (1805 - 1882)Pioneer
Raggio, Louise BallerstedtAttorney
Ramirez, Sara EstelaActivist
Ramirez, Emilia Wilhemina SchuniorHistorian
Randel, Jo StewartPhilanthropist
Randolph, Frankie CarterPublisher
Rangel, Irma L.Politician
Rankin, JudyAthlete
Rashad, PhyliciaActress
Ratchford, Fannie ElizabethLibrarian
Raunick, Selma Marie MetzenthinEducator
Rawls, BetsyAthlete
Recknagel, Friederike Caroline Elise Michaelis (1860 - 1956)Photographer
Red, Rebecca StuartEducator
Reeves, Connie DouglasCowgirl
Reis, Claire RaphaelMusic Promoter
Resnik, Judith Arlene Music Promoter
Retton, Mary LouAthlete
Reyna, Maria TorresBusinesswoman
Reynolds, Debbie Singer
Rhoads, Elizabeth Hardin (1799 - 1856)Pioneer
Rice, Sheila
Richards, LucyleCowgirl
Richards, Ann (1933 - 2006)Governor | In the Gallery
Riddle, Katharine PWriter
Ride, Sally K.Astronaut
Riley, PollyAthlete
Riley, Jeannie C. Singer
Ring, Elizabeth L. FitzsimmonsActivist
Ritter, LouiseAthlete
Roberts, Annie Lee WarrenPhilanthropist
Roberts, Frances Wickliffe EdwardsFirst Lady of Texas
Roberts, Alice BryanMusician
Roberts, Dora NunnPhilanthropist
Roberts, Harriet Fenley (1796 - 1874)Pioneer
Robertson, Ruby GardnerNewspaper Editor
Robertson, Lexie Dean (1893 - 1954)Poet
Robinson, Mary LouJudge
Rodriguez, Gloria G.Civic Leader
Rodriguez, AliceCivic Leader
Rodriguez, Herlinda MoralesBusinesswoman
Rogan, Octavia FryLibrarian
Rogers, GingerActress
Rogers, Mary BethCivic Leader
Rogers, JuliePhilanthropist
Rogers, Lorene Lane (1914 - 2009)University President
Roome, Ruth V. BrazzilBusinesswoman
Rose, CarolCowgirl
Rosenberg, Amanda Fallier Von (1806 - 1864)
Rosenfield, Mary MeyersHealth Professional
Ross, Elizabeth Dorothy TinsleyFirst Lady of Texas
Rostow, Elspeth (1917 - 2007)Educator
Rylander, DorothyPolitician