Media Contact: Bureau of Indian Affairs
For Immediate Release: November 24, 1962

Promotion of Robert E. Robinson to the post of superintendent of the Fort Apache Indian Agency, Whiteriver, Ariz., effective November 25, was announced today by the Department of the Interior.

Robinson has been land operations officer at the Fort Apache Agency since 1955. He succeeds Albert M. Hawley who is transferring to the staff of the Indian Bureau's area office at Phoenix as, projects development officer.

A native of Fort Towson, Okla., Robinson joined the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a soil conservationist at Idabel. Okla., in 1949. In October 1950 he left this position to enter military service in the Korean conflict and returned to duty in 1953 as soil conservationist at the Choctaw Agency, Philadelphia, Miss. Two years later he transferred to Fort Apache as land operations officer. Before coming with the Bureau, he was a fieldman with the Agricultural Adjustment Administration at Hugo, Okla., a laboratory technician at Stillwater, Okla., and Dallas, Tex., and a high school instructor at Idabel, Okla.

He is a graduate of Oklahoma A &M College in 1948 and had four years of service with the Navy in World War II.