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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 by Daniel Akaka
Succeeded by Ed Case
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1977
Preceded by New district
Succeeded by Daniel Akaka
Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
In office
March 28, 1977 – May 1, 1978
Preceded by Frederick Irving
Succeeded by Thomas 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 by Thomas Gill
Succeeded by District eliminated
Personal details
Patsy Matsu Takemoto

(1927-12-06)December 6, 1927
Maui, Hawaii
Died September 28, 2002(2002-09-28) (aged 74)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) John Mink
Children Gwendolyn 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.

Early life

Mink was born in Paia on the island of Maui in Hawaii. 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.

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

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