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Miriam A. 'Ma' Ferguson
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    (June 13, 1875-June 25, 1961)
    Governor of Texas (1925-1927, 1933-1935)
    Second female elected governor of a U.S. state
    She entered politics after her husband was impeached as Texas governor.
    During the campaign, she promised to be a lackey for her husband and do whatever he said.
    Her campaign motto: ‘Get two governors for the price of one.'
    She went on a pardoning spree, freeing an average 100 convicts a month.
    She opposed teaching foreign languages, saying ‘If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it's good enough for us.'
    She cracked down on the Ku Klux Klan.
    Texans called her ‘Ma' because of her initials and homespun manners.
    She opposed Prohibition and anti-liquor laws.
    A form of five card stud poker is named after her.
    She fought to clear her husband's name after he was accused of corruption.

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