BIA director Kevin Gover to resign post this winter

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2000

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Kevin Gover, former Albuquerque attorney and head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, plans to leave his post this winter to resume his law career.

Gover, assistant Interior secretary and director of the nation's largest Indian agency, said Thursday that running the BIA was ''the best experience of my life.'' He was appointed to the post in late 1997.

A member of the Pawnee tribe, Gover said he always planned to return to representing tribes in legal disputes. He said he plans to re-enter private practice in Washington.

Gover, 46, said he will leave the BIA sometime after the November election and before the inauguration of a new president in late January.

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