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Sarah T. Hughes

Lawyer and federal judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes is best known for administering the oath of office to Lyndon Johnson aboard Air Force One after John F. Kennedy's assassination. Over the course of her remarkable career, she championed equal rights and encouraged women to get involved in politics, illustrating her lifelong belief that "women can indeed be a force in history."

Image: Portrait of Sarah T. Hughes, February 1972. Image courtesy the Archives Department of the State Bar of Texas.

Audio: Houston Public Media

Portrait of Sarah T. Hughes