John B. Connally (1971–1972) - Secretary of the Treasury [cite this] ↑Richard Nixon Home Page John Connally Jr. was born near Floresville, Texas, on February 27, 1917. He received a B.A. (1939) and an LL.B. (1941) from the University of Texas. Connally was President Kennedy's secretary of the Navy from 1961 until being elected governor of Texas in 1962. He was critically wounded in the assassination of President Kennedy, but he survived and was reelected governor in 1964 and 1966. Connally later served as Nixon's secretary of the treasury (1971-1972). He died of pulmonary fibrosis on June 15, 1993. Richard Nixon Essays Life in Brief Life Before the Presidency Campaigns and Elections Domestic Affairs Foreign Affairs Life After the Presidency Family Life Impact and Legacy [ print all essays ] Richard Nixon Home Citation Information Consulting Editor Ken Hughes Mr. Hughes coordinates the team of scholars reviewing and transcribing President Richard M. Nixon’s White House tapes, as part of the Presidential Recordings Project at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. American President has changed! Click here to take a short survey and tell us what you think!