A large number of resolutions pass through the Texas State House every session, and Representative Tom Moore Jr. was concerned at how little attention legislators paid to the bills on which they voted. So in 1971, as a joke, he introduced a bill honoring Albert DeSalvo for his pioneering work in population control. DeSalvo, the notorious Boston Strangler, confessed to killing thirteen women in the Boston area. Moore’s bill commended the Boston Strangler for serving his country, his state, and his community. . . . This compassionate gentleman’s dedication and devotion to his work has enabled the weak and lonely throughout the nation to achieve and maintain a new degree of concern for their future....He has been officially recognized by the state of Massachusetts for his noted activities and unconventional techniques involving population control and applied psychology. The resolution passed unanimously. I’m sure Representative Moore could barely choke back his laughter.