Albert Huber, 76 retired chief of the branch of credit and financing of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, died of a cerebal hemorrhage Thursday at George Washington University Hospital. He lived in Washington.
Mr. Huber retired in 1969 after 39 years with the bureau.
Born in Salt Lake City, he was a graduate of the University of Utah and received a master's degree in economics from George Washington University.
He began his federal government career in 1927 with the Geological Survey offices in Salt Lake City. He transferred to the Bureau of Indian Affairs here in 1930.
Mr. Huber was credited with helping to change the Indiana credit program from one based on an agricultural concept to one of participation, self-reliance and business management.
Through his leadership, Alaskan seine fishing fleets and canneries were organized, operated and financed. He was a technical adviser on evaluating the financing and business potential of proposed arts and crafts. He was the main organizer of the Alaska Native Industries Cooperative Association.
Mr. Huber had received the Interior Department's Distinguished Service Award.
He is survived by tow sisters, Gladys Clawson and Helen Larter, both of Salt Lake City.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City.