Victor Tedesco, former St. Paul city council member, dies at 92

Mar 20, 2015 683

A broadcaster, politician, singer, saxophonist and entrepreneur, Victor John Tedesco began his career at age 9, selling newspapers in St. Paul during the Great Depression. Tedesco, who represented the East Side on the St. Paul City Council for 20 years, was recognized as one of the most colorful DFL leaders of his era. He died Monday at age 92.

With his brothers, Tedesco owned and operated 11 radio stations throughout the Upper Midwest from the 1940s to the early 1970s. He also played saxophone with the big band that bore his name. He had recently injured his knee in a fall and was in and out of United Hospital and a transitional care unit, his family said.

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