Ann Richards

 

 

Age: 73

 

Summary: saucy Texas politician who served as the Democratic governor of Texas from 1990 to 1994 when she narrowly lost the election to George W. Bush and supported rights for minorities, gays, lesbians, and women, who gave the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention delivering one of the most memorable lines of the presidential campaign when she said of George H. W. Bush, "He was born with a silver foot in his mouth."

 

 

Cause of Death: Esophageal cancer

 

Born: September 1, 1933

 

Died: September 13, 2006

 

Location: Austin, Texas