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Future governor born on farm

February 27th, 1917

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Image taken at random from the related Handbook of Texas entry, Connally, John Bowden, Jr.

On this day in 1917, future governor John B. Connally, Jr., was born on a farm near Floresville. Although he was associated with Lyndon Johnson, Connally switched to the Republican party in the middle of his political career. The most famous, and the gravest, moment in his public life came when he was wounded in the Kennedy assassination on November 22, 1963.

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