Choctaw Chief Pyle to announce retirement
Ponca City Now - April 22, 2014 6:27 am
DURANT, Okla. (AP) – Choctaw Nation Chief Gregory Pyle is scheduled to formally announce his retirement.
The tribe says Pyle will announce his retirement during a celebration on Thursday in Durant honor of his 65th birthday. Pyle says he intends to spend time with his wife and grandchildren.
Pyle first joined a tribal ranching board in the 1970s. He later served 13 years as assistant chief and 17 years as chief.
Assistant Chief Gary Batton will succeed Pyle as chief of the Choctaw Nation during a swearing-in ceremony on April 28.