|Shulman in 2012|
|17th Borough President of Queens|
1986 – January 3, 2002
|Preceded by||Donald Manes|
|Succeeded by||Helen Marshall|
|Born||February 23, 1926 (age 87)
Brooklyn, New York
|Spouse(s)||Dr. Melvin Shulman|
|Children||one, Dr. Ellen S. Baker|
|Residence||Beechhurst, Queens, New York|
Claire K. Shulman (born February 23, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American politician. She was the borough president of Queens, New York (New York City) from 1986 until 2002; the first woman to hold this position in Queens history.
She was a registered nurse before getting into politics. She met her future husband, Mel Shulman, a doctor, while both were working at Queens Hospital Center. Claire Shulman took office in February 1986 after the resignation of scandal-tarred Queens borough president, Donald Manes, who later committed suicide. She was elected to a full term later that year and again in 1989, 1993 and 1997. She announced her retirement in 2001 and was succeeded by Helen Marshall on January 3, 2002.
Claire Shulman currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of New York Hospital Queens and St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children.
A breast cancer survivor, she lost both breasts in separate mastectomies.
She and her husband, Dr. Melvin Shulman, reside in Beechhurst, Queens, New York. They have one daughter, Dr. Ellen S. Baker, an astronaut  and a veteran of three Space Shuttle voyages, including one that docked with the Russian space station Mir. A son, Dr. Lawrence Shulman, a renowned medical oncologist, is Chief Medical Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.
|Borough President of Queens