CURTAIN RISES ON “MA” FERGUSON’S SECOND ACT

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by Bartee Haile
 
Eight years after her election as the first female governor in American history, Miriam A Ferguson returned for a second-term encore on Jan. 17, 1933. Following the impeachment and permanent banishment from public office of husband Jim in 1917, “Ma” Ferguson stepped forward to defend the family’s tarnished honor.
 
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