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Anna Mowery Collection


Anna Mowery (1931 - ) became the first Tarrant County Republican Party chairwoman in 1975. In 1988, she ran for Texas House Representative and held that office until her retirement in 2007. Representative Mowery had an office in Fort Worth where she represented District 97 which includes southwest Tarrant County. Her political priorities included “public school finance, property rights, property tax reform.”


  • Tinsley, Anna M. “2006 Primaries-State Representative District 97-Republicans.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram February 27, 2006, section G: page 6. NewsBank. Fort Worth Library, Fort Worth, TX. September 19, 2007.


The collection was donated to the library on October 16, 2008 by Susie Tonymon for Anna Mowery.

Scope and Contents Note

The Anna Mowery Collection consists of three boxes comprising 1 linear foot with inclusive dates of 1992 – 2008. The collection consists of materials collected by Anna Mowery from her office and of Fort Worth women’s political careers. Included in the collection are photographs, books, certificates, a congressional act and a scrapbook.

  • Box 1, Folder 1: Granger, Kay (2006, n. d.) - Folder contains congressional act “Wright Amendment Reform Act of 2006” and The Trinity Uptown Plan from Congresswoman Kay Granger.
  • Box 1, Folder 2: Price, Betsy (2002 - 2008) - Contained in folder is a bound file of newspaper articles, news releases, awards, correspondence and journal articles relating to Tarrant County Tax Assessor Betsy Price.
  • Box 1, Folder 3: What’s Right About America (2006) - Folder contains book by Kay Granger, What’s Right About America: Celebrating Our Nation’s Values.
  • Box 1, Folder 4: Womack, Dana (2000, 2008) - Included in folder are political ephemera, a brief curriculum vitae and Civil Trial Law board certification for Dana Womack District Judge for the 348th District Court of Tarrant County.
  • Box 2: Contained in the box is a scrapbook (1992-2007) from Texas State Senator Jane Nelson representing Senate District 9 covering parts of Tarrant, Dallas, Denton and Ellis Counties. Included in the scrapbook are photographs; certificates; awards; newspaper clippings; journal articles; and correspondence.
  • Box 3: Contained in the box is a framed color photograph with the inscriptions “Women of the Texas House-2007” and “Vicki Truitt-District 98”; and a mounted sign, “Fort Worth Republican Women.”

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