Doris Matsui

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Doris Matsui

Doris Okada Matsui (born September 25, 1944) is an American politician. She is the U.S. Representative for the 5th District of California.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Doris Okada Matsui comes from a Japanese-American family. After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the Okada family was interned in Arizona where Doris was born.[2]

She grew up on a farm in California.[1] She is the daughter of Japanese American parents. She is Sansei, which means that she is the granddaughter of people born in Japan who immigrated to the US.

In 1966, she married Robert Matsui, who would become the first Sansei from the U.S. mainland elected to the US Congress.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Matsui, Doris Okada (1944- )"; retrieved 2012-12-2.
  2. "Doris Matsui" at; retrieved 2012-12-2.
  3. "Biography of Robert Takeo Matsui (1941-2005)" at California State University, Sacramento; retrieved 2012-12-2.

Other websites[change | change source]

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