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Governor Connally Reported In Good Condition

Nov. 23, 1963 - Governor John B. Connally Jr. was reported in good condition today at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Physicians said the 46-year-old Governor of Texas was expected to suffer no disabling after-effects. He will remain in the hospital for 10 to 14 days. Governor and Mrs. Connally were riding in the seat ahead of President and Mrs. Kennedy yesterday when a sniper’s bullet struck the President in the head. From his hospital bed, the Governor proclaimed Monday, the day of the President’s funeral, as “an official day of mourning in Texas.” Physicians said the bullet had traveled through the Governor’s body and had broken his fifth rib. It then struck his right wrist, causing a compound fracture, and lodged in his left thigh. A fragment from the rib punctured his lung.

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