Patsy Mink

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Patsy Mink
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Hawaii's 2nd district
In office
September 22, 1990 – September 28, 2002
Preceded byDaniel Akaka
Succeeded byEd Case
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1977
Preceded byNew district
Succeeded byDaniel Akaka
Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
In office
March 28, 1977 – May 1, 1978
Preceded byFrederick Irving
Succeeded byThomas R. Pickering
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Hawaii's At Large district
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1971
Preceded byThomas Gill
Succeeded byDistrict eliminated[1]
Personal details
Patsy Matsu Takemoto

(1927-12-06)December 6, 1927
Maui, Hawaii
DiedSeptember 28, 2002(2002-09-28) (aged 74)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)John Mink
ChildrenGwendolyn Mink

Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink (Japanese: 竹本まつ; December 6, 1927–September 28, 2002) was an American politician. She was the U.S. Representative for the 1st and 2nd Districts of Hawaii.[2]

Early life[change | change source]

Mink was born in Paia on the island of Maui in Hawaii.[2] She was the daughter of Japanese American parents. She was a Sansei, which means that she was the granddaughter of people born in Japan who immigrated to the US.[3]

She graduated from the University of Hawaii and she earned a law degree from the University of Chicago.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: Mink, Patsy Takemoto, (1927 - 2002)". Retrieved 2011-04-30.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Mink, Patsy Takemoto, (1927-2002); retrieved 2012-12-3.
  3. Nomura, Gail M. (1998). " Japanese American Women," in The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History (Mankiller, Barbara Smith, ed.), p. 290.
  4. Kuersten, Ashlyn K. (2003). Women and the Law: Leaders, Cases, and Documents, p. P 54.

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