Robert F. Barabe

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Robert F. Barabe (June 14, 1917 – January 15, 1971) was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.


Barabe was born in Mellen, Wisconsin.[1] He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During World War II, he served in the United States Army and he later became a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Barabe died of a heart attack while serving as mayor on January 15, 1971.[2]

Political career[edit]

Barabe was elected to the Assembly in 1958 and was re-elected in 1960 and 1962. Previously, he was a member of the Ashland County, Wisconsin Board from 1947 to 1949 and Mayor of Mellen from 1947 to 1958, as well as an alderman in Mellen. He was a Democrat.


  1. ^ "Barabe, Robert F. 1917". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  2. ^ "Mayor Dies Friday Night". Ironwood Daily Globe. January 16, 1971. p. 2. Retrieved October 7, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read