Bill Rapp

Bill Rapp

Full Name: William Michael "Bill" Rapp
Date of birth: September 22, 1923
Date of death: August 11, 1990

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 48-F Jan 10, 1967 - Feb 13, 1968 60th (1)   Democrat Raymondville / Willacy   Brooks, Cameron, Kenedy, Willacy
H 40-F Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th   Democrat Raymondville / Willacy   Cameron, Willacy
H 40-F Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (2)   Democrat Raymondville / Willacy   Cameron, Willacy
H 40-F Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   Democrat Raymondville / Willacy   Cameron, Willacy

(1) Joseph A. Garcia, in special election 5/14/1968, sworn 5/27/1968, succeeded William M. Rapp, resigned 2/13/1968. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Sworn 11/26/1962. Oaths of Office.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, Bill Rapp, "Rapp Remembered in Raymondville," 8/15/1990, p. 4A. McAllen Monitor.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Marine Corps, Corporal, World War II. Military grave marker, William Michael Rapp, birth date 9/22/1923, death date 8/11/1990, burial in Raymondville Memorial Cemetery, Raymondville, Willacy County. Find a Grave.
  • United States Marine Corps, Corporal, World War II. "Judge Rapp honorably served his country as a combat Marine during World War II, fought on Guadalcanal, and was a corporal in the Second Marine Division during the invasion of Okinawa: he also participated in the surrender of Japanese troops in Sing Tao and was awarded the Purple Heart." 72nd Legislature, R.S., SCR 24. Resolutions - Memorial.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. Bill Rapp, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Rapp, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Rapp, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Rapp, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

60th R.S. - 1967
Agriculture (Chair) 
Claims and Accounts  
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Liquor Regulation  
Motor Traffic  
59th R.S. - 1965
Agriculture (Vice Chair) 
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Game and Fisheries  
Liquor Control Act  
Liquor Regulation  
Motor Traffic  
58th R.S. - 1963
Agriculture (Vice Chair) 
Enrolled Bills  
Liquor Regulation  
Motor Traffic  
57th R.S. - 1961
Commerce and Manufactures  
Fish and Wildlife Resources  
Game and Fisheries  
Highways and Roads  
Liquor Regulation  
Migrant Labor  

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