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Norman Mineta
Mineta in 2001
14th United States Secretary of Transportation
In office
January 25, 2001 – July 7, 2006
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Rodney E. Slater
Succeeded by Mary Peters
33rd United States Secretary of Commerce
In office
July 20, 2000 – January 20, 2001
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by William M. Daley
Succeeded by Donald Evans
Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
In office
January 3, 1993 – October 10, 1995
Preceded by Robert A. Roe
Succeeded by Bud Shuster
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 15th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – October 10, 1995
Preceded by Gary Condit
Succeeded by Tom Campbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Robert J. Lagomarsino
Succeeded by Pete Stark
59th Mayor of San Jose, California
In office
Preceded by Ron James
Succeeded by Janet Gray Hayes
Personal details
Born November 12, 1931 (1931-11-12) (age 87)
San Jose, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Danealia Mineta
Children David Mineta
Stuart Mineta
Robert Brantner (stepson)
Mark Brantner (stepson)
Alma mater Haas School of Business (University of California-Berkeley)
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
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Norman Yoshio Mineta (Japanese: 峯田 良雄, Mineta Yoshio; born November 12, 1931), is 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]

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 served as 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.


  1. "Public Hearing". National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. 2003. Retrieved 2006-12-16.

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