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Texas Gov. Rick Perry remembers Anne Armstrong, one pioneering Republican woman.

Published July 31, 2008 5:43PM (EDT)

"History will remember Anne Armstrong as the first woman from either major party to provide the keynote speech at a national convention, the first woman to serve as the President's counselor with full Cabinet status, the first American woman ambassador to Great Britain, and the first woman to chair the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. Texas remembers her as a celebrated leader from a venerable family and a grand lady forever honored in our Women's Hall of Fame."

-- Texas Gov. Rick Perry remembering Anne Armstrong, the prominent Texas Republican who died Wednesday of cancer at a hospice in Houston. She was 80. Armstrong, a champion of women's rights, gave the keynote address at the 1972 Republican National Convention in Miami Beach. The Washington Post has a full obituary here.

By Salon Staff

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