Bob with Jim Jacobs, the original Greaser. Together with Warren Casey, Jim wrote the most performed musical of all time, “Grease.”

On September 18, 2016, Bob Zaun was inducted into William Howard Taft High School’s Hall of Fame (’58). This is the “second class” of this newly formed distinction. Voting was open to all alumni and retired teachers. He joins such notable Taft alumni as Jim Jacobs (’60), creator of the musical Grease, Jim Grabowski, (’62) U of I College Hall of Fame running back and stand out player for the Packers and the Bears, Lynn (Martin) Morley (’57), Secretary of Labor under George H. Bush, Larry Marsh (’59), Admiral, USN, Donna Mills (Donna Miller ’58), famous actress.

Bob was elected because he captained Taft’s undefeated golf team to two Chicago City championships in 1956 and 1957. Also sited were his accomplishments in real estate, mortgage banking, and music education, including his founding of Jazz Spectrum.

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