Ann Richards

Ann Richards, known for her sharp tongue and shock of white hair, was the forty-fifth governor of Texas. She was born Dorothy Ann Willis in Waco in 1933, the only child of Cecil and Iona Willis. At age nineteen, while attending Baylor, she married David Richards. The couple moved to Austin where Richards worked as a schoolteacher while David attended law school. The family moved to Dallas, where David worked as a civil rights lawyer as Richards raised their four children and held court with other progressives.

Read More
Politics & Policy |
December 1, 1991

Uncandid Camera

What a puff piece! 60 Minutes, which has eviscerated many a victim over the years, gave Ann Richards the royal treatment in its October 27 profile. When interviewer Morley Safer wasn’t rewriting history (blaming Clayton Williams’ rape gaffe for the unraveling of his campaign, when in fact Claytie maintained a

Magazine Latest