Texas History - John Connally

The 39th Governor of Texas was John Bowden Connally, Jr.
Accomplishments: Handsome, shrewd, and dramatic, Connally personified Texas as many Texans liked to see themselves. Connally saw education as the most important way to address Texas' social problems, and succeeded in financing higher teacher salaries, better libraries, and improved research and doctoral programs in the universities. He continued the reformation of state government, worked on developing Texas as a tourist destination, and established cultural initiatives ranging from the arts to history to the Hemisfair '68 world's fair in San Antonio.
He was born on February 27, 1917 in Floresville, Texas and died on June 15, 1993 in Houston, Texas.