Norman Mineta ex-wife May Hinoki? Norman Mineta, who was an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, mostly served in President George W. Bush’s cabinet as the United States Secretary of transportation, has died May 3 at his home in Edgewater, Md.
Norman Mineta was 90 years at his time of death. Before, Norman Mineta’s sadden demise, he first married, May Hinoki Mineta.
Norman first marriage, to May Hinoki, ended in divorce.
May Hinoki and Norman Mineta got married in the year 1961. They were together for 30 years.
Who is May Hinoki?
May Mineta, of Japanese descent, was born in Colusa, CA. In 1942 her schooling was interrupted by her family’s interment during World War II, in a Relocation Camp in a remote part of Colorado.
Upon returning to Colusa, May continued her education through high school, and then enrolled in San Francisco State College. She received her Elementary Credential and Special Secondary Credential for teaching the deaf.
May taught in the San Jose Unified School District for many years, teaching deaf children between the ages of 3 and 8.
In 1961, May married Norman Mineta, Mayor of San Jose CA, and in 1986 they moved to Washington D.C. where Norm is, and remains, a member of the US House of Representatives.
May and Norman had two sons, David and Stewart
As it stands now, it’s not clear whether May Hinoki is alive or dead. More details will be released soon.