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Member of the House of Representatives

Patsy TAKEMOTO MINK, Member of the House of Representatives. American Association, for United Nations; NAACP; Hawaii Association, to Help Retarded Children; Rural and University Young Women’s Christian Association; Planned Parenthood; National Women’s Law Centre; Public Citizen.


TAKEMOTO MINK, Patsy was born on December 6, 1927 in Maui, Hawaii, United States. Daughter of Mitama Takemoto and Suematsu Takemoto.


University of Hawaii, Bachelor of Arts, 1948. Chicago Law School, Deputy Lieutenant, 1951.


Charter President, Young Domocrats, Oahu, 195456. State President, Young Democrats,, Hawaii, 1956-1958. Hawaii State Representative, 1956-1958.

National Vice-President, National Young Democrats, 1957-1959. Hawaii State Senator, 1958-1959 and 1962-1964. Member of House of Reps, for Hawaii, 1965-1977.

Secretary, 89th Democrat Congressional Club, 1965-1977. Member, Congressmen for Peace Through Law, 1965-1967. Chairwoman, United States-China Committee, 1969-1971.

Member, Foreign Policy-World Order Committee. Vice-President, Democratic Study Group, 1967-1971 and 1975-1977. Vice-Chairwoman, Task Force on Education, 1971.

Member, Congressional Reform Task Force, 1971. Member, Advisory Committee on State-Urban Relations, Council of State Govts., 1968. Member, Commission on Rules Review, Democrat National Convention, 1969-1971.

American Council, Young Political Leaders, 1969-1971. National Advisory Board, National Movement for the Student Vote, 1971. Vice-President, American Democratic Action, 1973-1977, President, 1978-1981.

Delegate, Democrat National Convention, 1960, 1972 and 1980. Member, Credentials Committee, 1980. Delegate, Democrat National Mid-Term Conference, 1974.

Assistant Secretary-of-State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, 1977-1978. Member, Honolulu City Council, 1983-1987, Chairwoman, 1983-1985. Professional career: lecturer, University of Hawaii, 1952-1956, 1959-1962 and 1979-1981.

Attorney-at-law, 1953-1965.




American Association, for United Nations. NAACP; Hawaii Association, to Help Retarded Children. Rural and University Young Women’s Christian Association.

Planned Parenthood; National Women’s Law Centre. Public Citizen.


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Mitama Takemoto

Suematsu Takemoto

John Francis Mink