THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY

By Bartee Haile
CONNALLY CAME SO CLOSE TO VICE-PRESIDENCY Rather than go to prison, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned on Oct. 10, 1973 and gave Richard Nixon a second chance to replace him with a former governor of Texas. John Bowden Connally, Jr. rose from the humblest circumstances to become Lyndon Johnson’s…

 

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