Prominent Valdez leader John Kelsey dies at age 93

By Tony Gorman

A key figure in Valdez history has died.  John Kelsey wore many hats, but is best known for building Valdez to what it is today.  He’s most remembered for bringing economic development to the city in fifties, sixties, and seventies.  Kelsey led the way in rebuilding Valdez after it was destroyed by the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake.  KCHU’s Tony Gorman has this remembrance.

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