Bob Kelley, the retired longtime president of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council, died Saturday of heart failure at the age of 75.
He resided in St. Charles and had been ill for some time.
Kelley led the council for 29 years, until he retired in 2004. During that time, he was a major regional figure in the labor movement, in civic affairs and in politics.
He was active in Democratic politics and was a national committeeman from 1984-1992. He was a Missouri delegate to the presidential convention in 1992 that nominated then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton.