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Choctaw Nation Chief Greg Pyle set to retire after 17 years

Choctaw Nation Chief Greg Pyle is retiring after 17 years in office.

Pyle announced his resignation on Monday during his 65th birthday celebration. He will step down April 28.

“I have enjoyed working with the council and staff on the many tribal projects and programs,” Pyle said in a press release, The Native American Times reported. “My future is going to be exciting in a whole new way! My wife, Pat and I have plans that include traveling and spoiling our grandchildren, spending many years building memories during our retirement.”

Prior to serving as chief for 17 years, Pyle served 13 year as assistant chief. He also served in various tribal positions dating back to 1975.

Assistant Chief Gary Batton will now take the tribe's highest office.

Get the Story:
Choctaw Principal Chief announces retirement (The Native American Times 4/21)
Chief of Choctaw Nation announces retirement (KTEN 4/21)
Choctaw Chief Pyle to announce retirement (AP 4/22)

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