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Frances Tarlton Farenthold (born 1926), commonly referred to as Sissy Farenthold, is an American Democratic politician, attorney and educator, who was the third woman whose name was put into nomination for Vice President of the United States at a major party's nominating convention (the first was Lena Springs, who was not a public official and whose 1924 nomination was a gesture of affection, and the second was India Edwards in 1952, whose nomination was also a gesture of gratitude for her influence over Harry Truman). At the Democratic National Convention in 1972, she came in second to the presidential nominee's choice, U.S. Senator Thomas F. Eagleton of Missouri. She garnered more delegate votes (404.04) than then-U.S. Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska, Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana, and future U.S. President Jimmy Carter of Georgia, among others.

Farenthold served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1968 through 1972. In both 1972 and 1974, she unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for Governor of Texas, having been defeated both times by Dolph Briscoe of Uvalde, a more conservative Democrat. She later served as president of Wells College in Aurora, New York, from 1976-1980.

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