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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
  • 72nd Legislature, R.S., SCR 24. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Marine Corps, Corporal, World War II. Military grave marker, William Michael Rapp. 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
  • William Michael Rapp, birth date 9/22/1923, death date 8/11/1990, interment in Raymondville Memorial Cemetery, Raymondville, Willacy County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Bill Rapp, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Rapp, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Rapp, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Rapp, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 57th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 58th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 59th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 60th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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) 
    Counties  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Liquor Regulation  
    Motor Traffic  
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Agriculture  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Fish and Wildlife Resources  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Highways and Roads  
    Liquor Regulation  
    Migrant Labor  
     

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