Norman Yoshio Mineta
Born: November 12, 1931 in San Jose, CA
Married: May Hinoki
Married: Danealia Darlene "Deni" Mineta
Children: David, Stuart, Robert, and Mark
1962-1964: Member, San Jose Human Relations Commission
1966-1967: Member, San Jose Housing Authority
1967-1971: City Councilmember, City of San Jose
1971-1974: Mayor, City of San Jose
1995: Resigned from the United States House of Representatives on October 10.
2000-2001: U.S. Secretary of Commerce
2001-2006: U.S. Secretary of Transportation
2006-Present: Vice Chairman of Global Communications Consultancy, Hill & Knowlton
- AWARD: Presidential Medal of Freedom (2006)
- PLACENAME: The Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University was established in 1991
- PLACENAME: San Jose International Airport was renamed San Jose Mineta Airport to honor the Congressman.
- PLACENAME: ACR 25 (Lieber, 2008) designated State Highway 85 (except the segment between Prospect Road
and Quito Road) as the Norman Y. Mineta Highway.
- At five and a half years, Mineta was the longest serving US Transportation Secretary.
- Mineta and his family were sent to the Japanese internment camp at Heart Mountain [Wyoming] during World War II.