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Paul Silber

Paul Silber
Full Name: Paul George Silber, Jr.
Birth date: January 15, 1925
Death date: November 19, 2015

Terms of Service

  • House, 62nd Legislature
    1/12/1971 - 1/9/1973

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles


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 .
  • Silber, Paul George, Jr. Texas State Cemetery .
  • 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 .
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