Frank Sato

Nisei male. Born March 16, 1929, in Puyallup, Washington. Grew up in the Sumner, Washington, area, where parents had a produce business. During World War II, removed with family to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, attended the University of Washington and the University of Southern California. Established a career in government. From 1953 to 1965, he worked for the U.S. Air Force Auditor General's Office. From 1965 to 1974, he was with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). From 1974 to 1979, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Audit. Became Inspector General at the Department of Transportation and was appointed Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency by President Ronald Reagan. After his government career, Frank served as president of the Japanese American Citizens League and worked as an activist during the redress movement.


Frank Saburo Sato Interview I — ddr-densho-1000-445
August 14, 2017. Seattle, Washington.
1:57:23 — 22 segments.
Frank Saburo Sato Interview II — ddr-densho-1000-446
September 8, 2017. Seattle, Washington.
2:31:18 — 21 segments.
Frank Sato