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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
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Biographical Sketches
  • Silber, Paul George, Jr. Texas State Cemetery.
  • 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.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Paul Silber, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 62nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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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