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For Immediate Release: December 13, 1978

Leo J. O'Connor, an enrolled member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, has been appointed Superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Yankton Agency at Wagner, South Dakota. Acting Deputy Commissioner of Indian Affairs Martin E. Seneca, Jr. said that O'Connor's appointment was effective December 3, 1978.

O'Connor has been the Agency Administrative Officer. From 1971 to 1976 he held various positions with the tribe. He was the acting tribal chairman, executive director of the tribal development program and director of the business and claims committee.

An army veteran, O'Connor also worked as a counselor in the Wagner public schools system and was an administrative accountant for the South Dakota State Training School. O'Connor, 40, is a graduate of the Aberdeen School of Commerce.