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Bill Rapp

Bill Rapp
Full Name: William Michael "Bill" Rapp
Birth date: September 22, 1923
Death date: August 11, 1990

Terms of Service

  • House, 60th (1) Legislature
    1/10/1967 - 2/13/1968
    Democrat
  • House, 59th Legislature
    1/12/1965 - 1/10/1967
    Democrat
  • House, 58th (2) Legislature
    1/8/1963 - 1/12/1965
    Democrat
  • House, 57th Legislature
    1/10/1961 - 1/8/1963
    Democrat
(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

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 72nd Legislature, R.S., SCR 24. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • 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 .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • United States Marine Corps, Corporal, World War II. Military grave marker, William Michael Rapp. Find a Grave .
  • William Michael Rapp, birth date 9/22/1923, death date 8/11/1990, interment in Raymondville Memorial Cemetery, Raymondville, Willacy County. Find a Grave .
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