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For Immediate Release: August 21, 1980

Ray F. Maldonado, a member of the Yakima Tribe, has been appointed Superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Olympic Peninsula Agency at Hoquiam, Washington, Commissioner of Indian Affairs William E. Hallett announced today.

Maldonado, 36, has been a Management Analyst in the office of the Interior Department's Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in Washington, D. C. From 1976 to 1979, he worked as an analyst in the BIA’s Central Office for the implementation of the Indian Self-Determination Act A graduate of Western Carolina University at Cullowhee, North Carolina, Maldonado was for five years the administrative officer of the BIA Agency on the Cherokee Reservation in North Carolina, A United States Army veteran, Maldonado was an industrial .development intern for the North Carolina Division of Commerce and Industry in 1970-71.