Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior
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In 1990, Elder Larry J. Echo Hawk was elected as the attorney general for the state of Idaho. He was the first American Indian in the history of the United States elected as a state attorney general.
Later he would become the assistant secretary for Indian Affairs at the US Department of the Interior, a post he would eventually resign upon his call to the First Quorum of the Seventy in 2012.