Nellie Connally (Political Wife) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Idanell “Nellie” Brill Connally was the First Lady of Texas from 1963 to 1969. She was the wife of John Connally, who served as Governor of Texas and later as Secretary of the Treasury. 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.

Born: Idanell Brill, February 24, 1919, Austin, Texas, U.S.
Died: September 1, 2006, Austin, Texas, U.S.
Resting place: Texas State Cemetery
Nationality: American
Children: 4
Alma mater: University of Texas
Governor: John Connally
Preceded by: Jean Daniel
Succeeded by: Ima Smith

About Nellie Connally

Wife of Texas governor John Connally who is best known for being in the presidential limousine when JFK was assassinated. She was also a well-known philanthropist who helped raise money for countless charities while she was the First Lady of Texas.

Before Fame

She was raised in Austin and was First Lady of the state of Texas from 1963 to 1969.


She not only survived that fateful day in November 1963 but she also survive breast cancer.

Family Life

She had four children with her husband, who survived gun shot wounds when JFK was assassinated.


In later years she became a diabetes research advocate, raising money for the cause with help from celebrities like Donald Trump.

Information related to Nellie Connally

  • First Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas
  • Witnesses to the assassination of John F. Kennedy
  • Burials at Texas State Cemetery
  • Breast cancer survivors

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