The Seneca Nation observed President’s Day on June 15th, the late Calvin “Kelly” John’s birthday, (b.June 15, 1920- d.October 8, 2004).
John served as a four time President for the Nation (1946,1950,1966,1990) as well as Treasurer and Councillor. John’s role as President was pivotal during the 99-year Salamanca Lease Agreement in the early 90’s. He was married to the late Grace (Lay) John and his three daughters Marilyn, Luanne, and Suzanne survive.
Nya:wëh to our current leader Rickey L. Armstrong Sr. as well as our past presidents!