April 05, 2013

Crapo Statement on the Passing Of Shoshone-Paiute Tribal Chairman Gibson

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo released the following statement after learning of the death of Shoshone-Paiute Tribal Chairman Terry Gibson.

"The unexpected passing of Chairman Gibson brings great sadness to the Tribes, the Owyhee area, to me and to Idaho," said Crapo.  "Terry was an outstanding leader and he was my friend.  We worked together on projects to benefit Tribal members and he was always a trusted partner and strong leader with the courage and foresight to tackle the many issues facing the Tribes.  He carried an absolute commitment to better the lives of the people he led and those of future generations.  My prayers are with his wife, Debbie, his children, his family and all of the people of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes.  While Terry will be sorely missed, his legacy will be felt for many years to come."