Robert “Bob” Folsom was born on February 15, 1927, and died on January 24, 2017.
He was mayor of Dallas from 1976 until 1981.
Folsom power base was in Dallas’ business establishment.
He was elected mayor of Dallas in April 1976.
He grew up in the Oak Cliff district of Dallas. He attended Sunset High School where he was a standout athlete and student.
When he completed high school, Folsom attended The United States Military Academy in West Point, NY where he played football and basketball for the Cadets.
He was a “legendary investor and developer, who built a fortune as a master of real estate.
Robert Folsom passed away at 89 years old.