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Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards Dies at 73

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Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards Dies at 73

Remembrances

Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards Dies at 73

Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards Dies at 73

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Ann Richards, a former Democratic Texas governor and a pioneering woman in Texas politics, died Wednesday after a battle with esophageal cancer. She was 73.

Richards is remembered for her saucy, down-to-earth wit and her determination to make government more inclusive.