Media Contact: Tozier - Interior 4306
For Immediate Release: April 11, 1962

Appointment of George M. Felshaw, a veteran of more than 20 years' service with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, as superintendent of the Western Washington Indian Agency, Everett, Wash., effective May 1, was announced today by Secretary of the Interior Stewart L. Udall.

Felshaw, who has been in charge of the Bureau's field relocation office at Los Angeles since 1957, replaces Clarence W. Ringey who is transferring to the Bureau's area office at Aberdeen, S. Dak., April 29. Ringey has been superintendent at Everett since 1955.

Born at Pima, Ariz., in 1913, Felshaw first came with the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a stockman on the Navajo Reservation in 1938. After four years in this position, he had three years of service with the Army during World War II. In 1945 he returned to the Bureau as district supervisor on the Navajo Reservation. Three years later he was transferred to placement work at Salt Lake City and subsequently served in this work at Phoenix and Window Rock, Arizona. In 1955 he was appointed relocation officer at Muskogee, Okla. After 18 months in this assignment, he was put in charge of the relocation field office at San Francisco where he served until his transfer to Los Angeles in 1957.

Before joining the Indian Bureau, he had service in Arizona with the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Soil Conservation Service. He is a graduate of the high school at Safford, Ariz., and attended Gila Junior College, Thatcher, Ariz., from 1931 to 1933.

Ringey, another veteran of the Indian Service, will be in charge of land operations in the Aberdeen area embracing North and South Dakota and Nebraska.

He joined the Bureau in 1931 as a farm agent at Ponemah, Minn., and served in positions of increasing responsibility in Minnesota and Wisconsin over a period of more than 20 years. In 1954 he was appointed superintendent of the Umatilla Agency, Pendleton, Oreg., and one year later was transferred to his present post, Everett, Wash. He was born at Clarissa, Minn., in 1904