Ann Richards Dies at 73
Former Texas Governor Ann Richards has died at the age of 73 after a battle with esophageal cancer.
She was diagnosed in March 2006 and underwent chemotherapy at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Ms. Richards rose to the governorship with a come-from-behind victory over millionaire cowboy Clayton Williams in 1990. She cracked a half-century male grip on the governor's mansion and celebrated by holding up a T-shirt that showed the state Capitol and read: "A woman's place is in the dome."