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Ben Shelly
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7th President of the Navajo Nation
In office
January 11, 2011 – May 12, 2015
Vice President Rex Lee Jim
Preceded by Joe Shirley Jr.
Succeeded by Russell Begaye
5th Vice President of the Navajo Nation
In office
January 9, 2007 – January 11, 2011
President Joe Shirley Jr.
Preceded by Frank Dayish
Succeeded by Rex Lee Jim
Personal details
Born July 6, 1947 (1947-07-06) (age 73)
Thoreau, New Mexico, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Martha Shelly

Ben Shelly (born July 6, 1947) was the 7th one term President of the Navajo Nation. Shelly was the first President to have been elected both President and Vice President of the Navajo Nation. He is also the first New Mexican Navajo to hold the Navajo Presidency.


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