Former Duluth Mayor Robert "Bob" Beaudin, remembered for his love for the city and a passion he brought to creating new jobs, has died after being diagnosed with an early onset of Alzheimer’s disease and a combination of other health issues, including pneumonia, the Duluth News Tribune reported. He was 72.
Beaudin worked for years in a U.S. Steel plant that was shut down in the early 1970s, and that helped propel his interest in a life in city politics. He became mayor in 1975 and served about five years. “Jobs were his big thing,” former Rep. Mike Jaros, DFL-Duluth, told the newspaper.
His obituary says, "Bob was a DFLer through and through, and worked hard for people’s jobs and rights."