|Preceded by Hollis E. Roberts||Name Gregory Pyle|
|Born April 25, 1949 (age 66) Fort Bragg, California (1949-04-25)|
Gregory Eli Pyle (born April 25, 1949) was a long-term political leader of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. He was elected as Principal Chief in 1997 and re-elected since by wide margins. He resigned effective April 28, 2014. Prior to serving as Principal Chief, he had served as Assistant Chief for 13 years. He began to work for the Choctaw Nation in 1975 as personnel officer.
Chief of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Pyle was sworn in on June 9, 1997 as Chief of the Choctaw Nation. He promised to see that all Congressional actions continue to be closely monitored and that the tribe has a direct input into all legislative acts that affect the Choctaw.
Chief Pyle announced his resignation from office at a party to celebrate his 65th birthday, with an effective date of April 28, 2014. Gary Batton, Assistant Chief under Pyle, assumed the role of Chief of the Choctaw Nation.