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Frances Farenthold

AKA Mary Frances Tarlton

Born: 2-Oct-1926
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, TX

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator, Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President of Wells College, 1976-80

First woman nominated for Vice President of the US, 1972.

Father: Benjamin Dudley Tarlton, Jr. (attorney, b. 1889, d. 1956)
Mother: Catherine Bluntzer Tarlton (b. 1901, d. 1924, d. 1985)
Brother: Vincent B. Tarlton (attorney)
Brother: Dudley Tarlton (attorney, b. 1930, d. 2003 helicopter crash)
Sister: Genevieve Tarlton Hearon
Husband: George Farenthold (b. 1915, m. 1950, div. 1985, d. 2000, five children)
Son: Dudley Farenthold (b. 1951)
Son: George Farenthold, Jr. (b. 1952)
Daughter: Emilie Farenthold (b. 1954)
Son: Vincent Bluntzer Tarlton (twin, b. 1956, d. 1960 hemophilia)
Son: James Robert Dougherty (twin, "Jimmy", b. 1956, missing since 1989)

    University: BA, Vassar College (1946)
    Law School: JD, University of Texas Law School (1949)
    Professor: Texas Southern University Law School
    Professor: University of Houston Law School
    Administrator: President, Wells College (1976-80)

    Texas State House of Representatives (1968-72)
    American Civil Liberties Union Field Lawyer (1965-67)
    Institute for Policy Studies Board of Directors
    Public Leadership Education Network Founder
    National Women's Political Caucus Co-Founder
    Fund for Constitutional Government Board of Directors
    Women's International League for Peace and Freedom "Sponsor"


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