The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 102, July 1998 - April, 1999 Page: 421
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Bluebonnet Girls State program, which was designed to advance "Americanism"
and knowledge of the political system. By the time of her death in 1994 Goff was
a vital and integral part of the Girls State program and her name was synony-
mous with the organization.
From 1937 on Goff not only knew everyone in Texas politics-such as
O'Daniel, Jester, Shivers, and Stevenson-but also interacted with them. And in
so doing she won their respect and admiration for her ability to get the job done
no matter what the job was. And for a broader audience of young Texas women,
Goff influenced them to reach for the highest political ambitions just as she had
encouraged a future governor, Ann Richards.
In Texas. Her Texas: The Life and Times of Frances Goff Nancy Beck Young,
William P. Clements Research Fellow in Southwest Studies at Southern
Methodist University, and Lewis L. Gould, Eugene C. Barker Centennial
Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, have written a detailed biography
of a Texas legend in twentieth-century politics. Using the Goff papers extensively
as well as oral histories for this work, Beck and Gould have provided a significant
addition to the history of Texas women.
Tarleton State University
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