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.

Terms of Service top

House District 22-7
Jan 13, 1953 - Mar 4, 1954
Legislatures: 53rd (1)  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Houston / Harris
Counties in district: Harris

(1) Henderson resigned 3/4/1954. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Information top

Selected newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, "Jitterbug" Henderson, "Ex-Aggie Great Henderson Dead at 36," 12/28/1955, pp. 1-A, 13-A. Editorials, "'Come on Ole Army' -- Jitterbug's Spirit Lives," "Henderson, Finnegan Deaths Deprive City of Fine Citizens," Robert William (Jitterbug) Henderson, 12/29/1955, pp. 1-B, 2-B. Houston Chronicle.

Military Service Notes

  • Artillery officer in the Philippines and Captain, World War II. Houston Chronicle.

Other Resources

  • Obituary and photo, "'Jitterbug' Henderson Dies at 36, 12/28/1955, pp. 1, 6. Bryan Eagle.
  • Robert W. Henderson, birth date 9/5/1919 in Fort Worth; death date 12/27/1955 in Houston, Harris County; salesman, sales (insurance); served in World War II. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Robert William "Jitterbug" Henderson, birth date 9/15/1919, photos, death date 12/27/1955, burial in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston. No grave marker photo. 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.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

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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