THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Seattle, Washington) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 14, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KEVIN GOVER AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OF THE AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER
The President today announced his intent to appoint Kevin Gover to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Folklife Center.
Mr. Gover, of Lawton, Oklahoma, is a member of the Pawnee Tribe and has served since November 1997 as the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior. In 1986, he formed his own law firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico, specializing in federal Indian, natural resource, environmental and housing law. Mr. Gover served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, the Southwestern Association for Indian Art, and the Land and Water Fund of the Rockies. He received a B.A. degree in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University and a J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law.
The Board of Trustees of the American Folklife Center is housed within the Library of Congress. The American Folklife Center was created in 1976 by the Congress to "preserve and present American folklife" through programs of research, documentation, archival preservation, reference service, live performance, exhibition, publication, and training. The Center incorporates the Archive of Folk Culture, which was established in the Music Division of the Library of Congress in 1928 and is now one of the largest collections of ethnographic material from the United States and around the world.