Norman Yoshio MINETA, Congress, CA (1931)


MINETA, Norman Yoshio, a Representative from California; born in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., November 12, 1931; attended public schools in San Jose, Heart Mountain, Wyo., and Evanston, Ill.; graduated, San Jose High School, San Jose, Calif., 1949; B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1953; insurance business; served in the United States Army, 1953-1956; member of San Jose (Calif.) human relations commission, 1962-1964; member of the board of directors, San Jose (Calif.) housing authority, 1966-1967; San Jose, Calif., city councilman, 1967-1971; vice mayor of San Jose, Calif., 1968-1971; mayor, San Jose, Calif., 1971-1974; delegate to the California State Democratic conventions, 1971-1974; delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1972, 1976, 1980, and 1984; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth Congress and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-October 10, 1995); resigned October 10, 1995; chairman, Committee on Public Works and Transportation (One Hundred Third Congress); Secretary of Commerce in the Cabinet of President William J. Clinton, 2000-2001; Secretary of Transportation in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush, 2001-2006.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present