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Robert Matsui

Robert MatsuiAKA Robert Takeo Matsui

Born: 17-Sep-1941
Birthplace: Sacramento, CA
Died: 1-Jan-2005
Location of death: Bethesda, MD [1]
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, East Lawn Memorial Park, Sacramento, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: Asian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from California, 1993-2005

Elected to Sacramento City Council 1971, became Vice Mayor in 1977.

Spent time in internment camps for Japanese-Americans during WWII, 1942-45, though he was too young to remember the experience. He was however one of the sponsors of the 1988 law the apologized for the internements.

His death was caused by complications of Myelodysplastic Disorder (MDS).

[1] Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD.

Wife: Doris O. Matsui (one son, until his death)
Son: Brian

    High School: C.K. McClatchy High School, Sacramento, CA (1959)
    University: AB, University of California at Berkeley (1963)
    Law School: JD, Hastings College of the Law (1966)

    US Congressman, California 5th (1993-2005, his death)
    US Congressman, California 3rd (1979-93)
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Rotary International
    Allied Internment Camp Inmate
    House Banking Scandal 25 overdrawn checks
    Japanese Ancestry

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