Paul Silber

Paul Silber

Full Name: Paul George Silber, Jr.
Date of birth: January 15, 1925
Date of death: November 19, 2015

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 57-6 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar

Terms of Service top

House District 57-6
Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973
Legislatures: 62nd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: San Antonio / Bexar
Counties in district: Bexar

Biographical Information top

Selected newspaper articles

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army, 1st Lieutenant, World War II. Silber "left college and enlisted in the Army as a private in July 1943 and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. Infantry at Ft. Benning, GA in November 1944. He joined Company G, 34th Infantry, 24th Division in January 1945 where he was critically wounded by a Jap mortar shell on February 4th while in command of the 2nd Platoon at the Battle of Zig Zag Pass on Luzon in the Philippines during World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge. After months of hospitalization, he was medically retired from the Army as a 1st Lt." Photo in uniform. Texas State Cemetery.

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in obituary of brother, John Silber, "President Emeritus John R. Silber Dead at 86: Led University for 25 years," 9/27/2012. BU Today, 2013.
  • Notice of death, 11/22/2015. Speaker of the House.


  • Photograph. Paul Silber, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

62nd R.S. - 1971
Conservation and Reclamation  
Governmental Affairs and Efficiency  
Highways and Roads  
Natural Resources  
Nursing Aides and Licensing of Nurses  
Public Education  
Public Education Financing (Chair) 
Public Health  
Rio Grande Water Study  
Water Development, Quality, and Conservation  

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