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9/14/06-Austin

Former Texas Governor Ann Richards Dies At Age 73

Ann Richards: 1933-2006 Ann Richards: 1933-2006

A family spokeswoman says former Texas governor Ann Richards has died,  according to the Associated Press.

The spokeswoman said Richards died at her home, after a battle with cancer.

She was surrounded by family at the time.

Richards was found to have esophageal cancer in March and underwent  chemotherapy treatments.

A homemaker turned Democratic governor, Richards said she entered politics to help women and minorities in a male-dominated political arena.

Ann Richards was 73 years old.

Posted By Kelly Hefelfinger, KLTV 7 Producer  khefelfinger@kltv.com

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