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Federal agency administrator , Museum director

Kevin Gover, museum director, former federal agency administrator. Bar: United States District Court (New Mexico district), District of Columbia Court Appeals, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit), United States Court Appeals (9th circuit), United States Court Appeals (10th circuit), United States Supreme Court, Wind River Tribal Court, Crow Tribal Court, Yavapai Nation Tribal Court, Santa Clara Pueblo Tribal Court.

Background

Gover, Kevin was born on February 16, 1955 in Lawton, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Billy Pons and Margaret Lou Gover.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 1978. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Princeton University, 2001. Juris Doctor cum laude, University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1981.

Career

Worked at Gover, Stetson & Williams, P.C. (Albuquerque, New Mexico) specializing in Indian Affairs, Environmental and Water Law, Gaming, Indian Housing Law, Reservation Business and Commercial Law, Tribal Taxation and Tribal Land Use. Lobbying.

Admitted to the bar, 1981, New Mexico. 1982, United States. District Court, District of New Mexico and United States.

Court of Appeals, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits. 1983, United States. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. 1984, District of Columbia.

1989, United States. Supreme Court. Order of the Coif. Law Clerk to United States. District Judge Juan Burciaga, 1981-1983.

Member, Board of Directors: Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, 1995—. Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, 1995—. Member: The District of Columbia Bar.

State Bar of New Mexico. Federal (Member, Indian Law Section, 1983—) and American (Vice-Chairman, Committee on Native American Natural Resources Law Section on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, 1987-1994) Bar Associations. Gover, Stetson & Williams, P.C. is an Indian-owned, woman-owned law firm representing tribal clients nationwide.

The firm is active in politics and in issues affecting tribes, the arts, and the environment.

Achievements

  • Bar: United States District Court (New Mexico district), District of Columbia Court Appeals, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit), United States Court Appeals (9th circuit), United States Court Appeals (10th circuit), United States Supreme Court, Wind River Tribal Court, Crow Tribal Court, Yavapai Nation Tribal Court, Santa Clara Pueblo Tribal Court.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional publications.

Membership

Member, Board of Directors: Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, 1995—. Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, 1995—. Member: The District of Columbia Bar.

State Bar of New Mexico. Federal (Member, Indian Law Section, 1983—) and American (Vice-Chairman, Committee on Native American Natural Resources Law Section on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, 1987-1994) Bar Associations.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, history.

Connections

Married Virginia C. Zuniga, August 31, 1980 (divorced May 1990). Children: Phillip Martin, Karita Roseanna. Married Anne Marie, January 1, 2000.

father:
Billy Pons

mother:
Margaret Lou Gover

spouses:
Virginia C. Zuniga

Anne Marie

children:
Karita Roseanna Gover

Phillip Martin Gover