Matsui, Robert Takeo (09/17/1941-01/01/2005)

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  • Occupation: Attorney, city councilman, U.S. Representative
  • Number of Terms: 3


  • Matsui, Robert Takeo
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress
  • Representative
  • Democrat Regents


Smithsonian Board of Regents

Regent type

Representative (Democrat)




  • Robert Takeo Matsui died in his third term as regent.
  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989. The Continental Congress (September 5, 1774 to October 21, 1788) and the Congress of the United States (from the first through the one hundredth Congress March 4, 1789, to January 3, 1989, inclusive). Bicentennial Edition. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989; Who's Who in America. 53 edition, 1999. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who's Who, 1998; Who's Who in American Politics. 17th edition, 1999-2000. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who's Who, 1999; Who Who among Asian American, 1994-1995 edition. Detroit: Gale Research, 1994. Obituary: "Rep. Robert T. Matsui, Calif. Democrat, Dies," by Adam Bernstein, Washington Post, January 3, 2005, p. B04.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


Regent Tenure: 06/1999-01/2005


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  • Asian Americans


  • United States
  • California



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