John Connally Wins His First Election

On April 8, 1938, 21 year old John Connally bested the fraternity candidate in a runoff to win the presidency of the University of Texas student body.

Two days earlier, the Floresville native had finished 18 votes behind the front-runner but rebounded to win by 1,100 ballots.  Twenty-four years later, Connally would be elected governor of the Lone Star State.

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