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For Immediate Release: July 18, 1980

Albert D. Kahklen, an Alaska Native born at Haines, has been appointed Superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Anchorage Agency in Alaska, Commissioner of Indian Affairs William E. Hallett announced today

Kahklen has been a regional development chief for the Alaska Area Native Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, in Anchorage since 1975. His appointment as the BIA Superintendent was effective July 13.

A former Equal Employment Opportunity Officer in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) in Anchorage, Kahklen, 41, worked at .the BIA Anchorage Agency in 1971-72 as an employment and vocational guidance specialist.

Kahklen is a graduate of the Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona. He earned a B.S. degree in 1970 and a M.A. in psychology in 1971.