Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act, a staff member must review these records before they can be accessed for research. See series descriptions in the gubernatorial and treasury records for specific restrictions due to exceptions to public disclosure in the Public Information Act [formerly Open Records Act]. Copies may be obtained only after consultation with and the approval of the Reading Room staff. Richards Papers are arranged in the following main series: Portions of this collection are restricted. A., Government Code, Section 552.) Portions of this collection are stored remotely; advance notice is required for retrieval; contact repository for retrieval.

The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V. All official records from Richards' term as governor and treasurer are open for research unless otherwise specified in the finding aid. The researcher may contact the repository for more information. Return to the Table of Contents Ann Richards served as Governor of Texas from January 15, 1991 to January 17, 1995.

Records are correspondence, memos, clippings, notes, legislative records, printed material, articles, lists, press releases, reports, invitations, and charts, dating from 1973, 1979, 1985, 1988-1994.

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Richards, Governor of Texas from January 15, 1991 to January 17, 1995.

Upon graduation in 1954 the couple moved to Austin, where David attended the University of Texas School of Law and Ann taught government at Fullmore Junior High.

They later moved to Dallas, became active in local liberal politics, and had four children: Cecile, Dan, Clark, and Ellen.

In 1990 she ran for the Texas governorship, winning in a Democratic runoff against Jim Mattox and then defeating Republican Clayton Williams in the general election.

As governor, Richards appointed unprecedented numbers of women and minorities to state posts.

In a contentious campaign for re-election in 1994, Richards was defeated by Republican George W. From 1995 to 2001 she was retained as a Senior Advisor at the law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, Mc Pherson & Hand.

Starting in 2001, she worked for Public Strategies, Inc., a public relations and marketing firm specializing in public awareness campaigns.

The Richards family returned to Austin in 1969, where David became a successful labor and civil rights attorney.

Ann became increasingly involved in local politics and managed the campaign of Wilhelmina Delco, who became the first African American to represent Austin in the Texas Legislature.

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