Bill Anoatubby began work for the Chickasaw Nation in 1975 as 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.READ MORE


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 College. He has 18 hours of additional studies in business and finance from Southeastern State University and from East Central University, and has taken numerous continuing education courses in management, including study from Dun and Bradstreet in financial management. He was awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Bacone College in 2012, the University of Oklahoma in 2014, Oklahoma City University in 2015 and Oklahoma State University in 2016.



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 around 750,000 Native America...


Last Updated: 08/31/2016