Connally, John Bowden, 1917-1993


Connally, John Bowden, 1917-1993


Bio: John Bowden Connally, Jr. (b. Feb. 27, 1917–d. June 15, 1993), served as Governor of Texas, Secretary of the Navy under President John F. Kennedy, and as Secretary of the Treasury under President Richard M. Nixon. He was wounded while a passenger in the car in which President Kennedy was assassinated.


L-R: Gov. John Connally, President Lyndon B. Johnson. Visiting families displaced by flood, on bus en route to Harlingen High School, Harlingen, Texas, 9/28/1967. Photo # a4871-24 by Yoichi Okamoto. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.


LBJ Connection: Secretary to LBJ, 1939; President, General manager and attorney for KVET in Austin, 1946; Administrative Assistant to LBJ, 1949; Secretary of the Navy, 1961; Governor of Texas, 1963-1968