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“Ma” Ferguson Serves Second Term as Governor

The subject of the “This Week in Texas History” column for the week of Wednesday, January 15 through Tuesday, January 21 is the second¬† term of Texas’ first female governor.

If husband Jim had not been impeached and permanently banned from public office, Miriam Ferguson never would have gotten into politics.¬† But it was up to her to defend the family’s tarnished honor, and she did a bang-up job winning her first election in 1924 and a second in 1932.