Austin Next Texas State Cemetery  

    James Ferguson (1871-1944) was elected governor of Texas in 1914, but was impeached and removed from office for misapplication of public funds and several other offenses in July, 1917. In 1924 he managed his wife's successful campaign for the governorship.

Miriam "Ma" Ferguson (1875-1961) was the first woman governor of Texas. She was first elected in 1924, was defeated in 1926 and then elected again for a second term in 1932. After retiring from the 1934 election, ran again in 1940, but was defeated by the incumbent governor.