Morris Thompson

 

Age: 61

 

Summary: retired commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Alaska considered as one of the state's most prominent Native and business leaders who served as a special assistant to the Secretary of the Interior during the Nixon administration in the 1970's, and who had also retired in December 1999 as president and chief executive officer of Doyon Ltd., a Native corporation formed in 1971 as part of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act in one of the largest private landowner in the United States.

 

 

Cause of Death: Airplane accident

 

Born: September 11, 1939

 

Died: January 31, 2000

 

Location: Port Hueneme, California