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Patsy Mink

AKA Patsy Matsu Takemoto

Born: 6-Dec-1927
Birthplace: Paia, HI
Died: 28-Sep-2002
Location of death: Honolulu, HI
Cause of death: Pneumonia [1]
Remains: Buried, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI

Gender: Female
Religion: Protestant
Race or Ethnicity: Asian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congresswoman from Hawaii

First non-white woman elected to Congress.


[1] Viral pneumonia related to adult-onset chickenpox.

Brother: Eugene Takamoto
Husband: John F. Mink (hydrologist, m. 1951, d. 18-Oct-2005, one daughter)
Daughter: Gwendolyn Mink (b. 1952)

    High School: Maui High School, Maui, HI (1944)
    University: Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA (attended 1946)
    University:
University of Nebraska at Lincoln (attended 1947)
    University: BA, University of Hawaii at Manoa (1948)
    Law School: JD, University of Chicago Law School (1951)
    Teacher: Lecturer, University of Hawaii (1952-56, 1959-62, and 1979-81)

    US Congressman, Hawaii (22-Sep-1990 to 28-Sep-2002, her death)
    Honolulu City Council (1983-87, as Chairman, 1983-85)
    Americans for Democratic Action President (1978-81)
    US State Department Asst. Secy. of State, Oceans and Int'l Environmental Scientific Affairs (1977-78)
    US Congressman, Hawaii (3-Jan-1965 to 3-Jan-1977)
    Hawaii State Senate (1962-64)
    Hawaii State Senate Territorial (1958-59)
    Hawaii State House of Representatives Territorial (1956-58)
    Young Democrats
    Japanese Ancestry


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