Richard C. Henshaw, Jr.

                           ┌── Richard Charles Henshawc1903-     
Richard C. Henshaw, Jr. ───┤
B: 1924                    │
D: 2001                    │
                           └── Nana Mae Boyd
Richard C. Henshaw, Jr.     [ID 06534] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jan 20 1924, Texas.1,2  

In 2001 Richard was living in Austin, Travis County, Texas.1  

Richard C. Henshaw, Jr. died Feb 8 2001.1  

Richard's obituary was published in the "Houston Chronicle" (Houston, Texas) on Tuesday, Feb 13 2001:3


The forever youthful Richard C. Henshaw, Jr. left this world pure of heart with lucidity of mind on the eve of February 8, 2001.  Blessed to be by his side, was his daughter.  Dr. Henshaw, as he was called by his University students for forty-three years, dedicated his life to the pursuit of excellence.  The privilege of education, he believed, is to be incorporated into the mystery of one's life.  A pioneer of business gaming, his mathematical business statistic students were not lectured to, but offered a personal experience of education.  His book - The Executive Game - first published in 1966, is one of the few original business gaming books, in use at this time in Universities.  His pursuit started in his hometown of Houston, Texas at Rice University.  World War II took him from Texas to the Sulu Sea, serving as a Lieutenant in the Navy - a navigational officer.  The first full summer back in the states, was spent studying in Golden, Colorado at the Colorado School of Mines.  By the end of the summer, he knew.  He would go back to Texas, he would complete his Masters and doctorate at the University of Texas in Austin.  In Austin, on a blind date, he met an accounting major.  They took classes together in UT's business school - completing, sparing, supporting.  They wanted to travel; they watched business patterns.  She understood his pursuit.  They married.  For a time, he stayed on at the University of Texas: refining himself as a educator and co-authoring a book - Natural Gas in Texas.  The work of this book lead to consulting work in Oklahoma and committee testimonials in Washington DC.  Again, he left Texas, this time to be a professor at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.  During him away from Stanford, was Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.  He was destined to develop a program in quantitative methodology for graduate students, under MSU's Ford Foundation Grant.  Several years later, the seasoned Professor Henshaw taught for three years in Istanbul, Turkey at the University of Economic Sciences, through MSU's governmental contract for Aid to International Development.  He returned to Michigan State to continue teaching his graduate students up until his retirement of Professor Emeritus.  Landing him in Cocoa Beach, Florida, was his lifelong passion for ice-skating turned into one for roller-blading.  In Florida, his work turned back to the inventor streak of his youth.  His first invention - a phonograph record - was turned down; another inventor had beat him to it.  Not so with his current patent: creativity flamed with his combined dexerity of ice-skating and roller-blading.  The children of this man, their father, have accented their life, with his example of an innovative rebel: a free spirit tempered with discipline.  He has moved on to join his two sisters, mother, father, nephew, cousins, and friends.  Missing him are his son, daughter, a woman who was his wife and still his partner in friendship of Austin, Texas; god daughter of Fairfax Virginia; cousins scattered throughout Texas; friends and caregivers of Brevand County in Florida; and former students all over the world.  The funeral will be Friday, February 16.

Social Security information for Richard C. Henshaw, Jr.: 454-20-9663


  1. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  2. 1930 census, Justice Precinct #1, Houston, Harris County, Texas; roll T626-2349, ED 113, page 11A, line #38, dwelling #136, family #140.
  3. Obituary of Richard C. Henshaw; The Houston Chronicle, Feb 13 2001;

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