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John Connally

John Bowden Connally, Jr. as U.S. Secretary of the Navy under President John F. Kennedy.
Personal data
Date of birthFebruary 27, 1917
Place of birthFloresville, Wilson County, Texas
Date of deathJune 15, 1993(age 76)
Place of deathHouston, Texas
Resting placeTexas State Cemetery Austin, Texas
Political partyDemocratic (1946-1973)
Republican (1973-1993)
SpouseIdanell Brill "Nellie" Connally (married, 1940-his death)
ChildrenKathleen (1942-1959)
John B. Connally, III
Sharon C. Ammann
Mark M. Connally
Alma materUniversity of Texas Law School
ReligionMethodist
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
RankLieutenant Commander
Battles/warsWorld War II
61st United States Secretary of Treasury
In officeFebruary 11, 1971 - June 12, 1972
PresidentRichard M. Nixon
Succeeded byGeorge Shultz
Preceded byDavid M. Kennedy
39th Governor of Texas
In officeJanuary 15, 1963 - January 21, 1969
LieutenantPreston Smith
Succeeded byPreston Smith
Preceded byPrice Daniel
55th United States Secretary of the Navy
8th Secretary under the DoD
In officeJanuary 25, 1961 - December 20, 1961
PresidentJohn F. Kennedy
Succeeded byFred Korth
Preceded byWilliam B. Franke

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John Bowden Connally, Jr. (February 27, 1917 - June 15, 1993), was an influential American politician, serving as the 39th Governor of Texas, Secretary of the Navy under President John F. Kennedy, and as Secretary of the Treasury under President Richard M. Nixon. While he was Governor in 1963, Connally was a passenger in the car in which President Kennedy was assassinated. Connally was seriously wounded during the shooting.


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