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  • Biography Captures Ann Richards’ Spirit

    Biography Captures Ann Richards’ Spirit

    Published: Nov. 26, 2012

    Author Jan Reid’s comprehensive book, “Let the People In,” published by The University of Texas Press, tells a personal story about the former Texas governor.

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      Jean Blaylock said on Dec. 15, 2012 at 5:07 p.m.
      She was marvelous. As a woman brought up to run a home and do a lot of entertaining but not much else, I have a lot of stripes from suddenly having two children and a husband who decided on another life. I wish I had been younger than Ann because her battles for women in the Texas workforce would surely have helped. I can't wait to read Jan's book. I love his articles in Texas Monthly.
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      Judy Rose Ulberg said on Dec. 13, 2012 at 10:07 a.m.
      I look forward to reading the book. The first time I met Ann was on the capital grounds when she was our treasurer and I was a purple kangaroo. Living in Austin during her time as governor afforded me several opportunities to meet Ann and know folks who worked for her. Ann was bigger than life...She brought the house down when she spoke at the National Nurses Association Convention in San Antonio. The schedule changed that day and Hilary Clinton also spoke on the same day. Ann's charm brought the house down and nurses from other states asked to contribute to her campaign. I look forward to reading what Mr Reid's thoughts are on the reason she was not re-elected. My belief is that the reason she lost the re-election was she tried to mess with Texans' guns and she did not give teachers a raise while in office.