Norman Mineta

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Norman Mineta
Mineta in 2001
14th United States Secretary of Transportation
In office
January 25, 2001 – July 7, 2006
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byRodney E. Slater
Succeeded byMary Peters
33rd United States Secretary of Commerce
In office
July 20, 2000 – January 20, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byWilliam M. Daley
Succeeded byDonald Evans
Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
In office
January 3, 1993 – October 10, 1995
Preceded byRobert A. Roe
Succeeded byBud Shuster
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 15th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – October 10, 1995
Preceded byGary Condit
Succeeded byTom Campbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byRobert J. Lagomarsino
Succeeded byPete Stark
59th Mayor of San Jose, California
In office
Preceded byRon James
Succeeded byJanet Gray Hayes
Personal details
Born(1931-11-12)November 12, 1931
San Jose, California, U.S.
DiedMay 3, 2022(2022-05-03) (aged 90)
Edgewater, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Danealia Mineta
ChildrenDavid Mineta
Stuart Mineta
Robert Brantner (stepson)
Mark Brantner (stepson)
Alma materHaas School of Business (University of California-Berkeley)
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/service United States Army
Unit Intelligence

Norman Yoshio Mineta (Japanese: 峯田 良雄, Mineta Yoshio; November 12, 1931 – May 3, 2022) was an American politician.

He is a member of the Democratic Party, Mineta most recently served in President George W. Bush's Cabinet as the United States Secretary of Transportation. He was the only Democratic Cabinet Secretary in the Bush administration.[1]

During his time as Transportation Secretary, he oversaw airline security changes as he was in charge during the September 11 attacks in 2001. He helped create the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

On June 23, 2006, Mineta announced his resignation after more than five years as Secretary of Transportation, effective July 7, 2006, making him the longest-serving Transportation Secretary in the Department's history.

On July 10, 2006, Hill & Knowlton, a public relations firm, announced that Mineta would join it as a partner. On August 10, 2010, it was announced that Mineta would join L&L Energy, Inc as Vice Chairman.

Mineta also was President Bill Clinton's Secretary of Commerce for the last six months of his term (July 2000– January 2001). Mineta spent nearly six full years as a Cabinet member.

Mineta died at his home in Edgewater, Maryland from heart disease on May 3, 2022, at the age of 90.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Public Hearing". National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. 2003. Retrieved December 16, 2006.
  2. Norman Mineta, transportation secretary who helped create TSA, dies at 90

Other websites[change | change source]

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