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|7th President of the Navajo Nation|
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|
January 9, 2007 – January 11, 2011
|President||Joe Shirley Jr.|
|Preceded by||Frank Dayish|
|Succeeded by||Rex Lee Jim|
|Born||July 6, 1947
Thoreau, New Mexico, U.S.
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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From a traditional hogan in Window Rock, Arizona, Dr. Jill Biden listens to Medicine Man Robert Johnson along with Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly, First Lady Martha Shelly, Speaker of the Navajo Nation Council Johnny Naize and Barbara Naize. May 17, 2013.
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