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Annie Webb Blanton

As a public official, suffragist, and educator, Annie Webb Blanton devoted her life to women's rights. She said, "Everything that helps to wear away age-old prejudices contributes towards the advancement of women and of humanity."

In 1918, Blanton was elected State Superintendent for Public Instruction, becoming the first woman in Texas to hold a statewide elected office.

Image: Portrait of Annie Webb Blanton. Image courtesy of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Audio: Houston Public Media