Thomas Atcitty

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Thomas Edward Atcitty Sr.
3rd President of the Navajo Nation
In office
February 19, 1998[1] – July 23, 1998[2]
Vice PresidentMilton Bluehouse Sr.
Preceded byAlbert Hale
Succeeded byMilton Bluehouse Sr.
Personal details
Born(1933-11-01)November 1, 1933
Shiprock, New Mexico, U.S.
DiedOctober 11, 2020(2020-10-11) (aged 86)
Shiprock, New Mexico, U.S.
Spouse(s)Vicky (Vivianita) Herrera
OccupationGovernment Educator, Businessman, Politician, Sheepherder, Farmer

Thomas Atcitty (November 1, 1933 – October 11, 2020) was an American educator, politician and businessman. He was the third president of the Navajo Nation, serving from February 1998 until June 1998. From 1981 to 1995, he was a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives. Atcitty was a member of the Democratic Party.

Atcitty died on October 11, 2020 in Shiprock, New Mexico at the age of 86.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Becenti, Deenise (1998-02-20). "With Law on Heels, Navajo Boss Quits; Hale Steps Down As Navajo Boss". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
  2. "Navajo name new present - again; Bluehouse appointed". Associated Press. Kingman Daily Miner. 1998-07-26. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
  3. Former Navajo Nation President Thomas Atcitty dies at age 86