Ruthe Winegarten

 

 

Age: 74

 

Summary: historian, social activist and author who wrote 18 books documenting the histories of Texas women, including the award-winning Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators 1923-1999 and Black Texas Women: 150 Years of Trial and Triumph.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound

 

Born: August 26, 1929

 

Died: June 14, 2004

 

Location: Austin, Texas