Laurence H. Silberman

Laurence H. Silberman

Born Oct 12, 1935
Age 80
Hometown York, Pennsylvania

Laurence Hirsch Silberman is a senior federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was appointed in October 1985 by Ronald Reagan and took senior status on November 1, 2000. He continues to serve on the court. On June 11, 2008, Silberman was named a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor granted by the government of the United States.… Read More

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1935 Birth Born on October 12, 1935.


1957 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Silberman graduated from Dartmouth College in 1957 and Harvard Law School in 1961.


1969 33 Years Old …  His government service includes stints as an attorney in the NLRB's appellate section, as Solicitor of the Department of Labor from 1969 to 1970, and as Undersecretary of Labor from 1970 to 1973. … Read More
1972 36 Years Old As Undersecretary, he repeatedly clashed with Charles “Chuck” Colson, and Silberman tendered his resignation, compelling the hiring of a black regional director in New York in 1972.
1974 38 Years Old As Deputy Attorney General of the United States from 1974 to 1975, Silberman was tasked with reviewing J. … Read More
1975 39 Years Old President Gerald Ford appointed Silberman as Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1975 to 1977. … Read More


1980 44 Years Old During the 1980 Presidential campaign, he was co-chairman of Governor Reagan’s foreign policy advisors.
1981 45 Years Old From 1981 to 1985, he served as a member of the General Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament and the Defense Policy Board.


1987 51 Years Old 1 More Event
Silberman was on the short list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court on three separate occasions in 1987, 1990, and 1991.


2002 66 Years Old 1 More Event
He was a member of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review at the time of its first ever session in 2002.
2004 68 Years Old On February 6, 2004, Silberman was appointed co-chairman of the Iraq Intelligence Commission, an independent blue-ribbon panel created to investigate U.S. intelligence surrounding the United States' 2003 invasion of Iraq and Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
2006 70 Years Old In 2006, Silberman responded at length on Michael Barone's blog to allegations made by the journalist David Brock in the book Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative.
2007 71 Years Old 1 More Event
His first wife, Rosalie "Ricky" Gaull Silberman, co-foundress of the Independent Women's Forum, died on February 17, 2007.
2008 72 Years Old …  On June 11, 2008, Silberman was named a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor granted by the government of the United States.
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