CUNY Newswire

NY Times: Helen Marshall, former Queens borough president, dies aged 87

March 8, 2017

Helen M. Marshall, a New York Democrat who was the first African-American to be elected Queens borough president, died on Saturday in California. She was 87.

Her former chief of staff, Alexandra Rosa, confirmed the death.

Ms. Marshall, who served three terms as borough president starting in 2001, was remembered on Saturday as a champion of public libraries and her borough.