Matt Fong, former state Treasurer was 57

Matt Fong, a Republican who served as California's elected Treasurer for a term in the 1990s, died today of skin cancer at home in Pasadena. "He was a thoroughly decent, good man and one of the more talented public servants that I have been privileged to work with," former governor Pete Wilson said in a statement. Fong was the son of former California Secretary of State March Fong Eu. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, where Fong was special counsel, released a statement calling him "a consummate gentleman."

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