1971
1971

Texas Honors the Boston Strangler

The Texas House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution honoring Albert DeSalvo, noting he had been

officially recognized by the state of Massachusetts for his noted activities and unconventional techniques involving population control and applied psychology.

The Texas politicians were embarrassed when it was later revealed to them that DeSalvo was better known as the Boston Strangler. He had confessed to killing 13 women. The resolution had been submitted by Representatives Tom Moore and Lane Denton, who said they did it to demonstrate that No one reads these bills or resolutions.