Nellie Connally

First Lady of Texas from 1963 to 1969

Idanell Brill Connally (February 24, 1919 – September 1, 2006) was the First Lady of Texas from 1963 to 1969. She was the wife of John Connally, who was Governor of Texas and later as Secretary of the Treasury.

Nellie Connally
Nellie Connally in the presidential limousine on November 22, 1963.
First Lady of Texas
In role
January 15, 1963 – January 21, 1969
GovernorJohn Connally
Preceded byJean Daniel
Succeeded byIma Smith
Personal details
Idanell Brill

(1919-02-24)February 24, 1919
Austin, Texas, U.S.
DiedSeptember 1, 2006(2006-09-01) (aged 87)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Resting placeTexas State Cemetery
John Connally
(m. 1940; died 1993)
Alma materUniversity of Texas

She and her husband were passengers in the Presidential limousine carrying United States President John F. Kennedy when he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.[1][2]

References change

  1. "A.W. Brill Company History". Archived from the original on 2019-11-03. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  2. Thurber, Jon (September 3, 2006). "Nellie Connally, 87; Former First Lady of Texas Was a Passenger in JFK's Limousine".