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Larry J. EchoHawk

Larry EchoHawk, American federal agency administrator, lawyer, former state attorney general. Achievements include the first Native American in United States history to be elected attorney general of State of Idaho, 1991.


EchoHawk, Larry was born on August 2, 1948 in Cody, Wyoming, United States.


Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, 1970. Juris Doctor, University Utah, 1973. Postgraduate, University New Mexico, 1970.

Postgraduate, Stanford University, 1974—1975. Postgraduate, Catholic University, 1971.


With California Indian Legal Services, Oakland. Private practice law Salt Lake City. Chief general counsel Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, 1977-1985.

Member Idaho House of Representatives from District 33, 1983—1984, Idaho House of Representatives from District 27, 1985—1986. Prosecutor Bannock County, Idaho, 1986—1991. Attorney general State of Idaho, Boise, 1991—1995.

Of counsel EchoHawk Law Offices Professional Limited Liability Company, Pocatello, Idaho, 1995—2009. Assistant secretary for Indian affairs United States Department Interior, since 2009. Professor law J. Reuben Clark School Law, Brigham Young University, 1995—2001.

Served in United States Marine Corps.


The hope of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and the purpose of life on this earth is to teach people and prepare them that everybody, along with their families, might live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ eternally.


Active Idaho Board Land Commissioners. Member executive committee Conference Western Attorneys General. Active Idaho Elder Care Coalition.

Member executive board Ore-Ida Boy Scout Council. Chairman Idaho Job Training Council, 1989-1990. Vice-chairman Idaho Commission for Children and Youth, 1989-1990.

Speaker Democratic National Convention, 1992. Member steering committee Democratic Policy Commission, 1985-1987. Board visitors, J. Reuben Clark Law School.

Member American Bar Association, American Indian Bar Association, California Bar Association, Utah Bar Association, Idaho Bar Association (Outstanding Service award 1986), National District Attorneys Association, member Attorneys Against Hunger Project, National Association Attorneys General (member executive committee, v.p), Pawnee Tribe, Phi Delta Kappa (Friend of Education award 1985).


Married Terry Pries, 1968. Children: Jennifer, Paul, Mark, Matthew, Emily, Michael.