|Member of the Texas House of Representatives from the 45th district|
January 14, 1969 – January 9, 1973
|Preceded by||Charles R. Scoggins|
|Succeeded by||John H. Poerner|
Mary Frances Tarlton
October 2, 1926
Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.
(m. 1950; div. 1985)
|Alma mater||Vassar College (B.A.)|
University of Texas (J.D.)
|Occupation||Educator, Lawyer, Politician, College Administrator, Activist|
Frances Tarlton "Sissy" Farenthold (born October 2, 1926) is an American politician, attorney, activist, and educator. She is best known for her two campaigns for the office of Governor of Texas. She was nominated for Vice President of the United States during the 1972 Democratic National Convention.
References[change | change source]
- Draper, Robert (April 1992). "The Blood of the Farentholds". Texas Monthly. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Frances Tarlton "Sissy" Farenthold: A Noble Citizen, an online exhibit about Farenthold and her career, from the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at UT Austin
- A Guide to the Frances Tarlton Farenthold Papers The archival finding aid to Farenthold's physical papers at the Briscoe Center for American History at UT Austin.
- Institute for Policy Studies
- Oral History Interview with Frances Farenthold from Oral Histories of the American South
- The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice
- Farenthold, Frances "Sissy" and Frank Michel. Frances "Sissy" Farenthold Oral History, Houston Oral History Project, October 1, 2007.