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Mateo "Matt" Jimenez
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Birth: Aug. 6, 1922
Death: Jul. 3, 2006

Hayward Councilman. The son of Spanish immigrants, Jimenez entered the United States Navy with the arrival of World War Two. During this time, he was also a Golden Gloves professional boxer competing in twenty-two matchs and winning all but three of them. After the war, Jimenez joined the Hayward Fire Department and in 1950, became fire chief, a position he held until his retirement in 1977. He was also elected President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs in 1970 and 1971. After an unsuccessful campaign for mayor of Hayward in 1978, Jimenez campaigned and won a seat on the Hayward city council in 1982, which he held for seven terms until his death at the age of 83. 
Lone Tree Cemetery
Alameda County
California, USA
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Originally Created by: G.Photographer
Record added: Jul 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14849994
Mateo Matt Jimenez
Added by: J Spencer
Mateo Matt Jimenez
Added by: Vicki Redoble
Mateo Matt Jimenez
Added by: TD Miller
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Mr. Jimenez you were as much a part of Hayward as anyone or anything ever was. I will miss you always. You and Julio Bras were my idols, and will always be the heroes of Hayward. God keep you always Sir.
- J Spencer
 Added: Sep. 10, 2007
Papa, You were the #1 Fireman Hayward will ever have! We miss you,Love,Vicki
- Vicki Redoble
 Added: Dec. 16, 2006
Dearest Mateo,You will be greatly missed during this Christmas Season and always thereafter.I'll always remember you as my "big strong man".
- simone jimenez
 Added: Dec. 16, 2006
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