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Bill 'Jitterbug' Henderson Bill 'Jitterbug' Henderson
Full Name: Robert William "Jitterbug" Henderson
Date of birth: September 5, 1919
Date of death: December 27, 1955

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 22-7 Jan 13, 1953 - Mar 4, 1954 53rd (1)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
(1) Henderson resigned 3/4/1954. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 53rd Legislature, 1st C.S., HSR 16. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Robert William "Jitterbug" Henderson, birth date 9/15/1919, death date 12/27/1955, photos and biographical sketch, interment in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston. Find a Grave.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary and photo, "'Jitterbug' Henderson Dies at 36, 12/28/1955, pp. 1, 6. Bryan Eagle.
  • Obituary, "Henderson, Famed Aggie Star Dies," 12/28/1955, p. 10. "At A&M, Henderson won 14 letters in major sports as well as medals in boxing and handball. During each of his last two years, he won four varsity letters." Galveston Daily News.
  • Inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1974. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Bill 'Jitterbug' Henderson,53rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 53rd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    53rd R.S. - 1953
    Congressional and Legislative Districts  
    Contingent Expenses (Vice Chair) 
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    State Hospitals and Special Schools  

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