Robert B. Mathias
Born November 17, 1930 in Tulare, CA.
Married: Melba (1952-1976) and Gwen (1977-2006)
Children: Romel, Megan, Marissa, Alyse and Reiner
Military Service: USMC
Died: September 2, 2006 in Fresno, CA.
1948: Gold Medal in the Decathlon during the London Olympics
1952: Gold Medal in the Decathlon during the Helsinki Olympics
1954-1956: Goodwill Ambassador, US State Department
1975: Deputy Director, Selective Service
1977-1983: Director, United States Olympic Training Center
- Professional Sports: Gold Medal winner in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics.