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For Immediate Release: October 8, 1959

Appointment of Dale M. Baldwin as Superintendent of the Fort Peck Indian Agency, Poplar, Montana, succeeding David Paul Weston, was announced today by the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the Department of the Interior.

Mr. Baldwin has been with the Bureau since 1949 and for the past two years has served as program officer in the Washington office. Mr. Weston has been at Fort Peck since 1957 and is transferring to the Washington office as program officer. Both moves will be effective November 14.

A native of New Castle, Pennsylvania, Mr. Baldwin graduated from Oregon State College in 1949 and entered on duty immediately thereafter with the Indian Bureau as a soil conservationist at the Colville Agency, Nespelem, Washington. Two years later he moved to the Umatilla Agency in Oregon and subsequently served at the Fort Hall Agency in Idaho and the Riverside sub-Agency in California. He had three years of service with the Army during World War II and attained the rank of captain.

Mr. Weston joined the Bureau in 1946 as a soil conservationist at the former Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency in Oklahoma. In 1947 he transferred to the Winnebago Agency in Nebraska and later served at the Pine Ridge Agency in South Dakota and the Area Office in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree from the Oklahoma A &M College. He had five years of service with the Army in World War II and achieved a captaincy.