John Connally Collection, 1965-1980
John Bowden Connally, Jr. (1917-1993), born in Floresville, Texas, served as the 38th Governor of Texas (1963-1969). John F. Kennedy appointed Connally Secretary of the Navy. Connally served as Secretary of the Treasury in the Richard Nixon administration, stepping down in 1972 to lead the "Democrats for Nixon" political group.
Connally switched from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party in 1973; he ran for the U.S. presidency in 1980, but withdrew after losing the South Carolina primary to Ronald Reagan..
The John Connally collection, 1965-1980, consists of of gubernatorial speeches, a photographic portrait, and a color campaign poster of the former Texas governor. The portrait is annotated "From the Austin HQ, Democrats for Nixon, 1972." The poster is from Connally's 1980 presidential campaign.
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John Connally Collection, 1965-1980, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, September 2019.
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