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Born in Floresville, Texas, USA
Died in Houston, Texas, USA  (pulmonary fibrosis)
Birth NameJohn Bowden Connally Jr.

Mini Bio (1)

John Connally was born on February 27, 1917 in Floresville, Texas, USA as John Bowden Connally Jr. He was married to Nellie Connally. He died on June 15, 1993 in Houston, Texas.

Spouse (1)

Nellie Connally (21 November 1940 - 15 June 1993) (his death) (4 children)

Trivia (9)

Wounded during the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963.
Governor of Texas, 15 January 1963 - 21 January 1969.
Brother of Merrill Connally.
In 1980, he ran for President in a field of candidates that also included Ronald Reagan and George Bush. He was, at the time, the first Governor of Texas to run for President. Appropriately, the other candidate, George Bush, is the father of former Governor of Texas, and U.S. President, George W. Bush.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 3, 1991-1993, pp. 114-116. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001.
Son of John Bowden Connally Sr. and Lela Wright.
Graduated from the University of Texas law school in 1941.
U.S. Secretary of the Navy (1961-1962), U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1971-1972).

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