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Biography

Bill Anoatubby began work for the Chickasaw Nation in 1975 as its health services director. A year later, he was asked to direct its finance department. In October 1978, he was promoted to the position of special assistant to the governor and controller. In 1979, he was elected as the tribe’s first Lt. Governor. Governor Anoatubby was elected to his first term as Governor in 1987. In his first term, Governor Anoatubby established goals of economic development and self-sufficiency for the Chickasaw Nation and its people. Today, the Chickasaw Nation is well on the way to achieving those goals. In 1987, the tribe had about 250 employee...

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Education

Bill Anoatubby attended public schools in Tishomingo. In 1964, he graduated from Tishomingo High School. He attended Murray State College earning an associate’s degree in business in 1970. In 1972, he completed his bachelor’s degree in accounting at East Central Colleg...

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Affiliations

Governor Bill Anoatubby has been a member of the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes since 1978.  The council is one of the most prestigious and influential Indian organizations in the United States, representing more than 300,000 Indian peop...

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Last Updated: 08/31/2016