Robert M. Isaac

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Robert Michael "Bob" Isaac (January 27, 1928 – May 2, 2008) was the Republican Mayor of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Elected in April 1979, he was the first popularly elected mayor in the history of Colorado Springs, serving five four-year terms through 1997. The longest-serving of Colorado Springs mayors, he is referred to popularly and in the media as Mayor Bob, and less frequently as Mayor Bullfrog for his gravelly baritone.

Isaac was born in Colorado Springs. He graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1945; earned a B.S. upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1951; and a J.D. from the University of Southern California in 1962.

Isaac was a partner in the law firm of Isaac, Johnson & Alpern. He served as assistant district attorney for the Fourth Judicial District of Colorado in 1965 and 1966, and as a judge for the Colorado Springs Municipal Court from 1966 to 1969. He was a city councilman for Colorado Springs from April 1975 to April 1979.

On September 29, 1983, President Ronald Reagan nominated Isaac to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation for a term expiring December 10, 1987, to succeed Richard A. King.

Of Syrian Christian descent, he was twice-married and had five children.

During his tenure, KVUU radio aired a daily drive-time segment called "Stump Mayor Bob", in which the DJs would call the mayor's office and ask him trivia questions.

In 1997, the Colorado Springs Municipal Court at 224 East Kiowa Street was renamed the Robert M. Isaac Municipal Court Building. The terminal at the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is also named in his honor.

Isaac died on May 2, 2008 from complications from pneumonia.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Larry Ochs
Mayor of Colorado Springs
Succeeded by
Mary Lou Makepeace