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Governor Ann Richards

Ann Richards, former governor of Texas.

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Thanks to Governor Ann Richards, people all over the world learned such Texanisms as “That dog won’t hunt” and other colorful phrases. Her Texas accent and skillful use of Texas English made her an entertaining speaker.

People listened, whether they agreed with her or not, just to see what she would say next. She had a clever, often slyly humorous way of getting her point across.

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