|Kelsey A. Begaye|
|5th President of the Navajo Nation|
January 12, 1999 – January 14, 2003
|Vice President||Taylor McKenzie|
|Preceded by||Milton Bluehouse Sr.|
|Succeeded by||Joe Shirley Jr.|
|Born||January 7, 1951
|Nationality|| Navajo Nation and
Kelsey A. Begaye (born January 7, 1951) was elected the fifth president of the Navajo Nation in November 1998, defeating fellow Democrat Joe Shirley, Jr. in the general election. Begaye was elected leader of the largest Indian tribe in the United States, on a platform of moral values based on Diné and Christian cultural traditions and an endorsement from former Navajo President Peterson Zah. In 2002, he lost his reelection against Shirley.
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Nelson Gorman Jr.
|Speaker of the Navajo Nation Council
Edward T. Begay
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