A Guide to the William Price Connally Jr. Papers, 1925-1970
Born in McGregor, Texas William Price Connally (1907-1970) graduated from West Point in 1929, ranked seventy-fifth out of 299 graduated. He then served in the Army before being sent to Georgetown University to study law. Connally returned to the military as a Judge Advocate General in 1939, rising to the rank of Colonel. He helped update the Manual for Courts-Martial U.S. Army in 1949.
Connally married twice, first to Helen Johnston in 1931, with whom he fathered two children, and then to Louise Bailey in 1953. He retired from the military in 1959, passing away in 1970.
Comprised of professional correspondence, legal records, licenses and certificates, scholarships and awards, official documents relating to his marriages, divorce, retirement, and estate, newspaper clippings, photographs, and publications relating to military law, the William Price Connally Jr. Papers, 1925-1970 chronicle his career and personal life. Primarily official forms, certificates, or correspondence related to his career as a Judge Advocate General and military law. The photographs pertain to Connally’s career in the army, while scholarship offers from eleven Texas universities as well as his high school diploma shed light on his academic achievements.
This collection is open for research use.
William Price Connally Jr. Papers, 1925-1970, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers