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State legislator

Shirley Nathan-Pulliam is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party.


Nathan-Pulliam, Shirley Ann was born on May 20, 1939 in Trelawny, Jamaica. Daughter of Horace D. Nathan and Calomathi-Barr Stella.


She studied nursing at a number of schools before receiving her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1980 and a Master's degree in Administrative Science from the Johns Hopkins University in 1984.


In addition to owning her own business, she has been a faculty associate in nursing for Johns Hopkins. Before being elected in 1994, Nathan-Pulliam was active with Democratic Party organizations at the state and national level, as well as with Planned Parenthood of Maryland and various professional nursing organizations. Senator Nathan-Pulliam is currently serving in her first term in the Maryland State Senate, representing Maryland's 44th Legislative District in Baltimore County.

2006 General election results District 10Voters to choose three:.


  • Nathan-Pulliam has received a number of awards for her advocacy on health care.


Chair social service Jamaica National Develop Foundation, 1994—2000. Member Baltimore City Society Service Commission, 1990—1994, Democratic State Central Committee, Maryland, 1990—1994. Member of National Black Caucus State Legislatures, National Conference State Legislatures, National Association Health Service Executive, American & Maryland Nursing Associations, Black Nurses Association, Planned Parenthood Association (board member 1996-1999), HUB Organization 1980-1991, Jamaican Association Maryland (founder), House Ruth (board member 1987-1989), Community College Baltimore Nursing Alumni Association (founder), 10th District Democratic Club (board member since 1995).


Married Vernal William Pulliam, 1960 (divorced). Children: Wayne, Sharon, Warren.

Horace D. Nathan

Calomathi-Barr Stella

Vernal William Pulliam

Wayne Nathan-Pulliam

Sharon Nathan-Pulliam

Warren Nathan-Pulliam