Westside Stories: Gov. Ann Richards (Sept. 1, 1933 – Sept. 13, 2006)

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Former Texas Governor Ann Richards.

A note about this column: Linda and I took a European trip this month, and I need some time to catch up. For this issue, I decided to run this column I wrote on Ann Richards in 2006. I interviewed Ann in January and the column ran on Feb. 2. Shockingly, not long after that, she received her cancer diagnosis. She died in September that year. It was a pleasure to know Ann, from 1977 when she ran for county commissioner, until her final months, and I had an enjoyable time interviewing her. 

Westside Stories

Gov. Ann Richards (Sept. 1, 1933 – Sept. 13, 2006)

This column originally ran in West Austin News on Feb. 2, 2006

by Forrest Preece

“Doing good by doing good” is a great saying, and that is the life former Governor Ann Richards is enjoying right now. On a sunny January morning, I’m settling in at a seat in her corner office at Public Strategies, Inc. (PSI) to talk with this outspoken, engaging woman who now serves this firm as a senior advisor. . .

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