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|
|Alma mater:||University of Texas|
|Preceded by:||Jean Daniel|
|Succeeded by:||Ima Smith|
About Nellie Connally
Wife of Texas governor
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.
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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