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Bob Mathias

  • Birth 17 Nov 1930 Tulare, Tulare County, California, USA
  • Death 2 Sep 2006 Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
  • Burial Tulare, Tulare County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 15589623

Olympic Athlete. He was born in Tulare, California. He won the gold medal in the Olympic decathlon in 1948 at age 17, did it again four years later and went on to serve four terms in Congress. His life became the basis of a 1954 movie, "The Bob Mathias Story," with Mr. Mathias himself in the leading role. In 1983 he was enshrined in the United States Olympic Hall of Fame. He died in Fresno, California.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni

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  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 2 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15589623
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bob Mathias (17 Nov 1930–2 Sep 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15589623, citing Tulare Cemetery, Tulare, Tulare County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .