Antone Minthorn is a citizen of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) in Oregon. He served as Chairman of CTUIR's Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2001, and again from 2003 to 2009. Prior to serving in that capacity, he spent 15 years as chair of CTUIR's General Council. At one time he also served as staff planner for CTUIR, helping to develop CTUIR's first comprehensive plan, which has guided the tribe's development and growth for the past twenty years. He has played an influential role in many of CTUIR's successes, including restoration of salmon to the Umatilla River after a 70-year absence, development of a modern reservation economy, and reacquisition of tribal land. Minthorn served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1957 to 1960, then went on to attend Gonzaga University and graduated from Eastern Oregon State College.