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The Resource Miriam "Ma" Ferguson : first woman governor of Texas, Judy Alter ; illustrated by Patrick Messersmith

Miriam "Ma" Ferguson : first woman governor of Texas, Judy Alter ; illustrated by Patrick Messersmith

Label
Miriam "Ma" Ferguson : first woman governor of Texas
Title
Miriam "Ma" Ferguson
Title remainder
first woman governor of Texas
Statement of responsibility
Judy Alter ; illustrated by Patrick Messersmith
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Miriam Ferguson was a quiet, private person who preferred to stay home in her big house in Temple, Texas, and take care of her husband, raise her two daughters, and tend to her flower garden. But in 1923 she was elected governor of Texas, the first women governor elected in the United States. Her husband, Jim Ferguson, served two terms as governor, but during his second term he was impeached, which meant he could not run again for public office. So Miriam agreed to run to clear his name and restore the family's honor. She served two terms as governor: from 1925 to 1927 and from 1933 to 1935. She and her husband became known as "Ma" and "Pa" Ferguson. Her campaign slogan was, "Two Governors for the Price of One."
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1938-
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Alter, Judy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Messersmith, Patrick
Series statement
The stars of Texas series
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  • Ferguson, Miriam Amanda
  • Women governors
  • Governors
  • Texas
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Miriam "Ma" Ferguson : first woman governor of Texas, Judy Alter ; illustrated by Patrick Messersmith
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip063/2005032779.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 67-68) and index
Control code
ocm62330696
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
71 p.
Isbn
9781933337012
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005032779
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)62330696
Label
Miriam "Ma" Ferguson : first woman governor of Texas, Judy Alter ; illustrated by Patrick Messersmith
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip063/2005032779.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 67-68) and index
Control code
ocm62330696
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
71 p.
Isbn
9781933337012
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005032779
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)62330696

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