Ben Shelly

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Birthday
6, 1947
Birthplace
New Mexico
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
6, 1947 (age 71)
Birthplace
New Mexico

About

After serving a four-year term as Vice President of the Navajo Nation, this Democratic Party politician took office as seventh President of the Navajo Nation.

Before Fame

Before becoming involved in Native American politics, he worked for a heavy equipment corporation in Chicago, Illinois.

Trivia

In the early 1990s, he became a member of the Thoreau Navajo Nation Council.

Family Life

His many-decades-long marriage to Martha Shelly produced five children.

Associated With

He and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Annie Wauneka were both high-ranking members of the Navajo Nation.