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John Silber

John SilberAKA John Robert Silber

Born: 15-Aug-1926
Birthplace: San Antonio, TX
Died: 27-Sep-2012
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: Kidney failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President of Boston University, 1971-96

Father: Paul G. Silber (architect)
Mother: Jewell Joslin
Wife: Kathryn Underwood (m. 1947, d. 2005 six daughters, one son)
Daughter: Alexandra Silber Mock
Daughter: Caroline Lavender
Son: David (d. 2004)
Daughter: Judith Ballan
Daughter: Martha Hathaway
Daughter: Rachel Devlin
Daughter: Ruth Silber-Belmonte

    University: Trinity University Texas (1947)
    Theological: Yale Divinity School (one year)
    University: University of Texas School of Law (one semester)
    University: PhD Philosophy, Yale University
    Teacher: Instructor in Philosophy, Yale University (1952-55)
    Professor: University of Texas at Austin (1955-70)
    Administrator: President, Boston University (1971-96)
    Administrator: Chancellor, Boston University (1996-2003)
    Administrator: Trustee, University of Denver (1985-89)
    Administrator: Trustee, Adelphi University (1989-97)

    Board of Education Massachusetts Board of Education (1996-)
    Americans for Medical Progress Director (1992-), Chairman (1994-95)
    Common Good Advisory Board
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Effective Government Committee
    Friends for Harry Reid
    John Kerry for President
    United States Strategic Institute Vice Chairman
    National Humanities Institute Board Member (1975-78)
    New Leadership for America PAC
    Fulbright 1959-60
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1963


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