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Robert Bruce Mathias

marketing executive

Robert Bruce Mathias, American marketing executive. Nominated United States Track and Field Hall of Fame, Indianapolis, United States Olympic Committee Hall of Fame, Colorado Springs, 1983; named one of 10 Outstanding Young Men American, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1949. Republican United States Congress, 1967-1975. Captain United States Marine Corps, 1954-1956. Member United States Decathlon Association (director since 1986).

Background

Mathias, Robert Bruce was born on November 17, 1930 in Tulare, California, United States. Son of Charlie Milford and Lillian (Harris) Mathias.

Education

Bachelor in Education, Stanford University, 1953.

Career

Actor Mathlon Productions, Los Angeles, 1953-1954, Batjac Productions, Los Angeles, 1956-1958. President Bob Mathias Sierra Boys Camp, Fresno, California, 1962-1978. Director Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1977-1983.

Executive director National Fitness Foundation, Los Angeles, 1983-1986. President American Sports Kids Association, Fresno, California, from 1984. Board directors NDL, Costa Mesa, California, Provident Mutual Funds, Wilmington, Delaware.

Religion

The teaching of the Bible is a key in understanding the way by which a person obtains salvation.

Politics

The Church must be self-critical before it presumes to be critical of others.

Views

Christians with different approaches should be engaged with each other to discuss how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.

Membership

Republican United States Congress, 1967-1975. Captain United States Marine Corps, 1954-1956. Member United States Decathlon Association (director since 1986).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, skiing.

Connections

Married Melba Wiser, 1953 (divorced 1976). Children: Romel, Megan, Marissa. Married Gwen Haven, December 31, 1977.

father:
Charlie Milford Mathias

mother:
Lillian (Harris) Mathias

spouses:
Melba Wiser

Gwen Haven

children:
Romel Mathias

Megan Mathias

Marissa Mathias