Miriam A. Ferguson

Politician

Birthday June 13, 1875

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Texas

DEATH DATE Jun 25, 1961 (86)

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About

The first female governor of Texas who held the post from 1925 to 1927 and then again from 1932 to 1925. As Governor she helped establish the University of Houston as a four-year institution in 1933.

Before Fame

She got her education from a private Catholic school in Texas.

Trivia

Although she was a teetotaler herself, she opposed Prohibition.

Family Life

Her husband was briefly also the governor of Texas, but was thrown out of office and forbidden to hold public office in the state again.

Associated With

Like her, Christine Todd Whitman broke ground for female politicians in the United States.