Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Representative  Barry Silver

District 89

Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Boca Raton

Occupation:  Attorney

Education:  University of Connecticut, 1975-1978, varsity frisbee, varsity tennis; Florida Atlantic University, B.A., Political Science 1980, Jewish Student Union President 1979, varsity tennis; Nova Law School 1983, J.D., 1983

Born:  November 18, 1956, Mt. Vernon, NY

History:  Father, Rabbi Samuel Silver, Former National Chaplain of Jewish War Veterans; Grandfather, Joseph G. Shapiro, Circuit Court Judge, Connecticut 1920-1923


Moved to Florida:  1978

Religious Affiliation:  Jewish

Recreational Interest:  tennis, frisbee, basketball, trampoline, skiing, singing

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 1996

Other Public Service



Sierra Club


American Jewish Congress Southeast Region Board Member

Anshei Sholom Congregation

Animal Rights Foundation of Florida Board Member


South Palm Beach County National Organization for Women Certificate of Appreciation Award 1991

Jewish War Veterans of America Service Award 1991

National Black Police Association of South Florida Victim's Rights Award 1993

entered permanent injunction against anti-abortion demonstrators in order to protect abortion facilities in Palm Beach County 1993

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