Ann Richards
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42nd President of the United States
In office:
January 20, 1993 - January 20, 2001
Vice President: Paul Tsongas (1993-1997)
Bob Kerrey (1997-2001)
Preceded by: Howard Baker
Succeded by: Douglas Wilder
43rd Governor of Texas
In office:
January 15, 1987 – December 11, 1992
Preceded by: Bill Clements
Succeded by: Bob Bullock
Texas State Treasurer
In office:
Preceded by: Mark White
Succeded by:

Kailey B. Hutchinson

Born: September 1, 1933
Lakeview, Texas
Birth name: Dorothy Ann Willis
Nationality: American
Political party: Democratic
Spouse: David Richards
Alma mater: Baylor University
Occupation: Teacher
Religion: United Methodist

Dorothy Ann Willis Richards (September 1, 1933-July 12, 2003) was an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. She was the first woman to hold the office. Prior to being president, Richards served as the Governor of Texas from 1987-1992. After a successful early career as a teacher and member of the Democratic Party, Richards was elected Texas State Treasurer. In 1986, following a successful management of the Treasury of Texas, Richards was elected Governor, defeating her Republican opponent handily. Richards was later reelected in 1990.

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