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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 Prodns., Los Angeles, 1953-1954; actor, Batjac Prodns., 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, since 1984. Board directors NDL, Costa Mesa, California, Provident Mutual Funds, Wilmington, Delaware.

Achievements

  • Avocations: tennis, skiing. M C.

Politics

There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.

Views

God should be loved with hearts as well as with minds. To the best of their ability everyone needs to think things through in the light of reason. This means becoming aware of different points of view, and using his or her critical thinking to make sense of God's world.

Membership

Republican United States Congress, 1967-1975. Captain United States Marine Corps, 1954-1956. Member of the 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

spouse:
Melba Wiser

spouse:
Gwen Haven

child:
Megan Mathias

child:
Romel Mathias

child:
Marissa Mathias