Media Contact: Tozier - Interior 4306
For Immediate Release: August 4, 1962

Selection of Edward F. Edzards, a career employee of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, as a new superintendent of the Pierre Agency, supervising the Bureau's operations on the Crow Creek and Lower Brule Reservations in South Dakota, effective August 19, was announced today by the Department of the Interior.

Edzards has been in charge of the Bureau's Cheyenne and Arapaho area field office (formerly designated as a sub-agency since 1955. For six years before that he worked for the Bureau as a farm management supervisor at Pawnee, Clinton and Concho, all in western Oklahoma.

He was born at Paris, Tex., in 1920 and is a graduate of East Texas State College at Commerce. During World War II he served for nearly four years with the Army.

As superintendent at Pierre, Edzards will succeed Owen D. Morken who was recently named assistant area director for the Bureau in its office at Aberdeen, S. Dak.