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Chairman Herman Dillon of Puyallup Tribe walks on at age of 82






The late Herman Dillon. Photo from Puyallup Tribe

Herman Dillon Sr., the longtime chairman of the Puyallup Tribe of Washington, died on Friday. He was 82.

Dillon was first elected to the council in 1971. He served more than 35 years as its chairman, presiding over treaty rights victories, a land claim settlement and the establishment of the tribal casino.

"Herman was a hard worker on the council for more than 35 years. He has been part of the movement of the tribe into where it is today," Vice Chair Bill Sterud told The Puyallup Tribal News. He was a veteran, a great family man, a dad, an uncle, a grandpa as well as a great tribal leader."

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Puyallup Tribe of Indians mourns the passing of Tribal Council Chairman Herman Dillon Sr. (The Puyallup Tribal News 5/23)
Puyallup tribal council chairman Herman Dillon Sr. dies at age 82 (The Tacoma News Tribune 5/23)
Herman Dillon Sr., longtime Puyallup tribal leader, dies at 82 (The Seattle Times 5/23)