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Galt High School graduate Bob Biederman ran for a seat on the Galt City Council in 1948 and continued to serve for the next 30 years, eight as mayor. He was responsible for working with Pacific Telephone to bring the first direct-dial service to Galt, pushed for a city parks and recreation department, and helped secure the old Sacramento County Fairgrounds property for the city of Galt. In 1969, Biederman was the mayor during Galt’s Centennial Celebration. During World War II, the 71-year Galt resident served in the Army Air Corps.