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Bill 'Jitterbug' Henderson

Bill (Jitterbug) Henderson
Full Name: Robert William "Jitterbug" Henderson
Birth date: September 5, 1919
Death date: December 27, 1955

Terms of Service

  • House, 53rd (1) Legislature
    1/13/1953 - 3/4/1954
(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

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Obituary and photo, "'Jitterbug' Henderson Dies at 36, 12/28/1955, pp. 1, 6. Bryan Eagle .
  • Robert William "Jitterbug" Henderson, birth date 9/15/1919, death date 12/27/1955, photos and biographical sketch, burial in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston. Find a Grave .
  • 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 .
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