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Bob Mathias

Bob MathiasAKA Robert Bruce Mathias

Born: 17-Nov-1930
Birthplace: Tulare, CA
Died: 2-Sep-2006
Location of death: Fresno, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Tulare Cemetery, Tulare, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Sports Figure, Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Decathlon athlete turned Congressman

Military service: USMC (1954-56); USMC Reserve (1956-65)

Won 1948 and 1952 decathlon gold medeals in consecutive Olympic Games. Elected to U.S. House of Representatives in 1966, serving four terms as a Republican.

Father: Charles Milfred Mathias
Mother: Lillian Harris
Brother: (older)
Wife: Melba
Wife: Gwen
Daughter: Romel
Daughter: Megan
Daughter: Marissa
Son: Reiner

    High School: Tulare High School, Tulare, CA
    University: Kiski School, Saltsburg, PA
    University: BA, Stanford University (1953)

    US Congressman, California 18th (3-Jan-1967 to 3-Jan-1975)
    Order of DeMolay Tulare, CA (1945)
    Sullivan Award
    Olympic Gold Medal 1948 decathlon
    Olympic Gold Medal 1952 decathlon
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (male) 1952
    Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1981
    US Olympic Hall of Fame 1983

    It Happened in Athens (Jun-1962)
    The Minotaur (25-Nov-1960)
    China Doll (8-Jun-1958) · Phil Gates
    The Bob Mathias Story (24-Oct-1954) · Himself

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