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Senate confirms Vince Logan to run Office of the Special Trustee

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
More on: 113th, doi, osage, ost, sally jewell, senate, vince logan

Vincent G. Logan. Photo from U.S. Department of the Interior

The Senate voted today to confirm Vince Logan as the leader of the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.

Logan is a member of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma. He was first nominated for the OST job in September 2012 and was re-submitted this past January.

“As an investment professional, a mentor for Native American attorneys, and a member of the Osage Nation, Vince has been deeply rooted in Indian Country for many decades," Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said in a press release today. "His asset management expertise, legal experience and extensive network of professional relationships in Indian Country will well serve the Office of Special Trustee and the Department of the Interior as we work to build a stronger and more responsive trust asset management system for the nation’s First Americans. I am pleased the Senate voted to confirm him to this leadership post at Interior.”

The OST position has been vacant for more than five years. Logan has from now until the end of the Obama administration to get a handle on trust reform efforts at the Interior Department

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