Sheila Abdus-Salaam

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Born Sheila Turner
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Died 2017-04-12 (Age 65)
New York City, U.S.
Alma mater Barnard College, Columbia Law School
Victim of premature death

Sheila Abdus-Salaam was the first African-American woman appointed to the New York Court of Appeals whom the Daily Mail termed "groundbreaking". In 2017, she was found dead in the Hudson River after her husband of less than a year reported her missing.[1]


CBSNews stated that "Questions persist".[2]


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