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Ima Hogg

Known as the "First Lady of Texas," Ima Hogg was born in Mineola in 1882, the only daughter of Texas governor "Big Jim" Hogg. Miss Ima's philanthropic work reflects the breadth of her interests, but perhaps her most tangible legacy is found in the historic buildings she bequeathed to the state, each of them furnished with authentic American furniture.

Image: Ima Hogg, ca. 1900. Image courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Audio: Houston Public Media

Photograph of Ima Hogg