Jim Chalmers, former mayor of San Mateo and active Rotarian, died last week at the age of 84, the San Mateo Daily Journal reported Tuesday.
Chalmers suffered a broken neck Wednesday after taking a fall from a ladder while doing some painting in his office, his wife Elizabeth told the Daily Journal.
He is survived by his wife and two children, Catherine and Brent, and three grandchildren.
Chalmers was appointed to fill a vacancy on the San Mateo City Council in January 1974 and served until April 1979, according to the Daily Journal.
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