Louisiana Political
Hall of Fame


2012 Inductee

Frederick “Fred” Baden, Sr.

Mr. Baden was a “Master Plumber” and a Democratic mayor of Pineville, Louisiana. He served in the executive position from 1970 until 1998. Baden kept Pineville free of alcoholic beverage sales during his 28-year tenure as mayor. He was known for his assistance to the needy, particularly disadvantaged senior citizens, for whom he often performed pro bono plumbing work. Prior to becoming mayor he was a Pineville City Councilman.