Former Cabinet Secretary Norman Mineta remembered in Los Angeles as ‘extraordinary leader’

Norman Mineta – a 10-term California congressman who later served as Secretary of Commerce under President Bill Clinton and Secretary of Transportation under President George W. Bush – was remembered Tuesday as “an extraordinary leader” and “friend” by the Japanese American National Museum, of which he was chairman of the board.

Mineta, 90, died Tuesday of heart disease at her home in Edgewater, Maryland.

“Norm helped shape and elevate JANM to national prominence,” Ann Burroughs, the museum’s president and CEO, said in a statement Tuesday.

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