BIOGRAPHY OF GOVERNOR JOHN CONNALLY
Governor Connally received a bachelor's degree and law degree from The
University of Texas at Austin. He was elected to his first term as Governor in 1962 and re-elected
in 1964 and 1966,serving Texas during a period of enormous growth in higher
education. He emphasized the need for greater access to top-quality higher
education and advanced the concept of university systems. Such systems,
including the UT System, grew and prospered during his three terms as
The former Governor had
a distinguished law career and served as Secretary of the Navy in the
administration of President John F. Kennedy. He was also Secretary of the
Treasury and Special Adviser to the President in the administration of Richard
Democrat John B. Connally's (1917-1993) appointment as Secretary of the Treasury was seen as a shrewd political move for President Nixon, who had to reorganize his Republican cabinet in response to Democratic gains in the 1970 congressional election. With deteriorating domestic and international economic conditions, Nixon announced his "New Economic Policy" in 1971. Internationally this meant, "closing the gold window," or an end to the United States's legal obligation to exchange dollars held by foreign banks for gold. For the first time since the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, the dollar was no longer pegged to gold and world currencies floated (this was formalized by Treasury Secretary George Shultz in 1973).
Domestically Nixon and Connally initiated deficit spending under the name of a "full employment budget," and imposed a wage and price freeze. Connally was described by New York Times columnist James Reston as "the spunkiest character in Washington these days.... He is tossing away computerized Treasury speeches, and telling American business and labor off the cuff to get off their duffs if they want more jobs, more profits and a larger share of the competitive world market." Connally resigned in 1972 to campaign for Nixon's reelection.
On several occasions, Connally visited the Old Stagecoach Shop which is located in the Old Stage Coach Stop of Liberty Hill.
Governor Connally died June 15, 1993.
LEONARD KUBIAK's ONLINE TEXAS HISTORY WEBPAGES
Letters by Early-Day Texas Settlers.
Officers and Men of the Republic of Texas
How Texas Got It's Name.
Officers and Men of the Republic of Texas
Old 300 Anglo Settlers in Texas.
Important Documents of Early-Day Texas
Battle of San Jacinto-Victory for the Republic of Texas Army
Military Forts in Early Day Texas
FALLS COUNTY, TEXAS
History of Busksnort and Marlin, Texas
Eye Witness Accounts of Busksnort and Marlin, Texas
History of Cedar Springs, Wilderville, and Rosebud
Pleasant Grove, Falls County, Tx Webpage
Rosebud, Falls County, Tx Webpage
Highbank Webpage and History
History of Reagan, Texas
History of Reagan Baptist Church
History of the Reagan Methodist Church
Reagan Homecoming Page
Map of Reagan, Texas
Former Residents of Reagan, Texas
Former Students and Teachers of Reagan, Texas
Fond Memories of Life in Reagan
FALLS COUNTY CEMETERY LISTINGS
North Blue Ridge (Stranger)Settlement History and Cemetery
Blueridge History and Cemetery Roll
Mustang Prairie Settlement History and Cemetery Listing
History of Cedar Springs, Pleasant Grove, & Wilderville, and cemetery Listings
Waite (Reagan)Cemetery Listing
Blue Ridge (Reagan)Cemetery Listing
Hog Island (Reagan) Cemetery Listing
Johnson (Reagan)Cemetery Listing
Kosse Cemetery Listings.
MILAM, COUNTY, TEXAS
History of Rockdale, Thorndale, Bushdale
History of Hamilton Chapel, Cemetery Listing
History and Listing of Rockdale IOOF Cemetery
Bremond and Wootan Wells
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS
Liberty Hill, Williamson County, Texas Home Page
Prehistoric History of the Liberty Hill Region
Liberty Hill Settlement in the 1850's
History of the Liberty Hill Stage Coach Stop (1852)
Liberty Hill -Then and Now
The Founding of New Liberty Hill (1882)
Historic Liberty Hill Cemetery Listing.
FAMOUS TEXANS AND VISITORS
Governor John Conally
State Representative Daniel James Kubiak
Jean Kubiak Cundieff Memorial Page
Indian Captive Cynthia Ann Parker
Sam Houston-Early-day Texas History
General George Custer
Generals Robert E. Lee and U.S. Grant
Famous Sam Bass Outlaw Gang
General Santa Anna
Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the U.S.
HISTORY OF TRANSPORTATION
History of Trains in Texas
INDIAN RELEATED HISTORY
Indian Treaty Signed With the Comanches, Kiowas, and Apaches in 1867
The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker.
History of the Tarahumara Indians, a primitive tribe living in modern times.
OLD WEST RELATED
Another true life tale of life in Early-Day texas
History of the Cowboy and Cattle Drives in Early-Day texas
History of The Western Stagecoach
Cowboys of the Silver Screen.
History of Thanksgiving.
History of the Hesston Belt Buckle.
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