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09/16/06 - Austin

Clinton Escorts Former Texas Governor's Casket to Capitol

Photo: AP / State Troopers escort the casket of former Governor Ann Richards into the state capital. Photo: AP / State Troopers escort the casket of former Governor Ann Richards into the state capital.
Photo: AP / Former President Bill Clinton speaks about former Governor Ann Richards, Saturday, inside the state capital. Photo: AP / Former President Bill Clinton speaks about former Governor Ann Richards, Saturday, inside the state capital.
Photo: AP / Former President Bill Clinton stands with former Governor Ann Richards' family while her casket is escorted inside the capital. Photo: AP / Former President Bill Clinton stands with former Governor Ann Richards' family while her casket is escorted inside the capital.

AUSTIN, Texas Former President Clinton cried as he escorted the flag-draped casket of former Texas Governor Ann Richards into the state Capitol rotunda.

She'll spend the next two days lying in state before her funeral and burial.

The Democrat died Wednesday at the age of 73 from esophageal cancer.

Clinton called Richards "Texas on parade," recalling her sharp wit, big, frosty hair and blinding smile.

He said of her passing, "In this case, goodbye is also a celebration, because of the big things that Ann Richards did."

Richards served one term as governor from 1991 to 1995 before losing the job to George W. Bush.

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