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For Immediate Release: August 29, 1978

Interior Assistant Secretary Forrest Gerard has appointed Joe G. Weller as Bureau of Indian Affairs Superintendent on the Hoopa Reservation in northern California. Weller,an enrolled member of the Caddo Tribe has been a program analyst on the Indian Self-Determination Staff in Washington, D.C

Weller, 39, worked in BIA field office is in Texas, Idaho and Washington as an employment assistance specialist and officer. He has been in the Bureau's central office as a program analyst since 1975

A former member of the Air National Guard, Weller attended the University of New Mexico. He completed the Interior Department's Managers Development Program in 1969. His appointment is effective September 10, 1978.