John Connally

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Person.png John Connally   SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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BornFebruary 27, 1917
Floresville, Texas, U.S.
DiedJune 15, 1993 (Age 76)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Texas, Austin
SpouseIdanell Brill "Nellie" Connally
Member ofCenter for Strategic and International Studies, PIAB, Suite 8F Group
PartyDemocratic, (1946–1973), Republican, (1973–1993)
Relatives • Merrill Connally
• Wayne Connally
Corrupt Texas politician who was close to Lyndon B. Johnson. Seriously wounded while riding in John F. Kennedy's car at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Later United States Secretary of the Treasury under Nixon.

Employment.png US/Secretary of the Treasury Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
February 11, 1971 - June 12, 1972
Preceded byDavid Kennedy
Succeeded byGeorge Shultz

Employment.png Governor of Texas Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
January 15, 1963 - January 21, 1969

Employment.png United States Secretary of the Navy

In office
January 25, 1961 - December 20, 1961

John Bowden Connally Jr. was an American politician. He was Governor of Texas, where he was seriously wounded while riding in John F. Kennedy's car at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, and later United States Secretary of the Treasury. He began his career as a Democrat and later became a Republican in 1973.


A member of the Democratic Party, Connally continued to help run the political campaigns of Lyndon B. Johnson. In 1948 he was accused of being involved in a voting scandal when 200 votes for Johnson arrived late from Jim Wells County. It was these votes that gave Johnson an eighty-seven-vote victory.[1]

Connally became a member of what became known as the Suite 8F Group. [1]

JFK Assassination

John Connally was seriously wounded while riding in John F. Kennedy's car at Dealey Plaza in Dallas when the president was assassinated. He recovered from wounds in his chest, wrist and thigh and refused to accept the government's 'single bullet' official narrative of the event.

Later activities

In early 1976, three months before the Italian election, he was a panellist for a Center for Strategic and International Studies conference on the 'Communist threat' to Italy. Other panellists included William E. Colby, Ray Cline, Clare Booth Luce and Claire Sterling.

He was part of October Surprise.

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