Virginia Connally MD

Virginia Connally MD


Virginia Connally M.D.: Trailblazing Physician, Woman of Faith

By Loretta Fulton

New edition includes updated chronology and a new preface by Eric Bruntmyer, president of Hardin-Simmons University.

Dr. Virginia Boyd Connally was the first woman doctor in Abilene, opening her practice as an ear, eye, nose and throat specialist in the Mims building downtown in 1940. Her fascinating life as a trailblazing physician and woman of faith is documented in Loretta Fulton’s new biography, “Virginia Connally, M.D.”

Virginia, whose husband Ed Connally would become chairman of the Democratic Party in Texas, rubbed shoulders with such national figures as Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson, Sam Rayburn, and John Kennedy. She has traveled widely, especially in support of Baptist causes and missions. A graduate and staunch alumna of Hardin-Simmons University, she was presented the first Virtue Award by the HSU Round Table organization, among many other accolades.

Paperback, 180 pages. 6×9″

Regular price $15.