FROM THE ARCHIVE

Neal A. McCaleb: Biographical Sketch

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APRIL 18, 2001

PERSONAL BACKGROUND:
Born: June 30, 1935, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Tribal Affiliation: Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma
Married, Four children

EDUCATION:
B.S., Oklahoma State University: 1957

INDIAN AFFAIRS:
Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission: 1967-1972
National Council on Indian Opportunities: 1972-1974. Appointed by President Nixon
Presidential Commission on Indian Reservation Economies: 1933. Appointed by President Reagan

OKLAHOMA AFFAIRS:
Oklahoma House of Representatives: 1974-1982. Republican Floor Leader: 1978-1982
Secretary of Transportation: 1987-1989. Appointed by Governor Henry Bellmon
Secretary of Transportation: 1995. Appointed by Governor Frank Keating

SELECTED AWARDS:
1981 - Legislator of the Year, Oklahoma Society of Energy Industrial Applications
1986 - Outstanding Indian Leader, Oklahomans for Indian Opportunity
1999 - Chickasaw Hall of Fame, Chickasaw Nation

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McCaleb named to Indian Affairs post (4/18)