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Stephen N. Shulman

Chairman Shulman

Second Chairman of the EEOC, September 14, 1966 - July 1, 1967

Stephen Shulman became the second Chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on September 14, 1966, after being appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. He served as Chairman until July 1, 1967.

Prior to serving as EEOC's Chairman, Mr. Shulman received his B.A. degree from Harvard University in 1954. He then did industrial and labor relations work for Bendix Aviation Corp. He earned an L.L.B. degree cum laude from Yale University in 1958. At Yale, he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal and a member of the Order of the Coif honorary society. Mr. Shulman was law clerk to Mr. Justice Harlan, Supreme Court of the United States from 1958-59. Mr. Shulman was associated with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington and Burling, until May, 1960, when he became assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.

In February 1961, Mr. Shulman was appointed executive assistant to the Secretary of Labor. While in the post, he served for a time as acting executive vice chairman of the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity. In 1962, he was appointed deputy assistant secretary of defense in charge of civilian personnel and industrial relations. In 1964, the area of civil rights was added to Mr. Shulman's responsibilities. In 1965, he was general counsel of the Air Force.

After he left the EEOC, he formed the Washington law firm of Kane, Shulman and Schlei and became resident counsel in the DC office of the New York firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft. In January 1971, Kane, Shulman and Schlei was merged into Cadwalader, Wickersham, Taft and Shulman.