Norman Y. Mineta

Former Secretary of Commerce and Secretary of Transportation of the United States


Secretary Mineta was the Secretary of Transportation from 2001 through 2006. He also served as Secretary of Commerce in the Clinton Administration. From 1975 to 1995, he served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing the heart of Silicon Valley. Congressman Mineta was known for his dedication to the people of his district, for consensus building among his colleagues and for forging public private partnerships. Secretary Mineta’s legislative and policy agenda was wide and varied, including major projects in the areas of economic development, science and technology policy, trade, transportation, the environment, intelligence, the budget and civil rights. He co-founded the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and served as its first chair.