Mr. John Silber

1926-2012 (Age 86)

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I pastored in Boston,Mass. for thirteen years (1981-1994). Dr. Silber became a good friend and we had a mutual good friend, the late Rev. Tony Campbell. Dr. Silber's commitment, tenaciousness, intellect and convictions made me a better preacher and administrator. I received my Doctor of Ministry from Boston University School of Theology in 1986 while, pastoring Charles Street AME Church. Dr. Silber visited the church and supported my ministry. I even campaigned for his gubanatorial bid. ...

Silber family,listen to the word of GOD at this point.(psalm 34:17)They cried out,and GOD himself heard,and out of all their distresses he delivered them.He's there for you.


Thanks for the memories...and the "Transformations."

Celebration of Boston Public Garden's 100th Anniversary

My condolences to Dr. Silbur's family. I wanted to share with you how he impacted my life. Over 40 years ago I was in Dr. Silbur's required Philosophy course for Plan II majors at the University of Texas. As part of the course we were all required to participate in a project of our choosing in the poorer neighborhoods. This endeavor was termed the "Slum Project" by the students. My team of 4 chose to register poor (predominately black) voters in Houston's notorious Third Ward. ...

My sincere sympathies to John Silber's Family. I had the honor to place his name in nomination at the 1990 Democratic State Convention. He was a dear friend and the most brilliant man I have known in my life.

My condolences to Dr. Silber's family.A truly great man. I am proud to have supported him for governor in 1990. RIP.

MY sympathy and love to Mrs Ruth Silber and the f amily,recognizing Dr Silber's subtle compassion and his enormous ability to create change.


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John R. Silber, whose tempestuous quarter-century as president of Boston University brought the school to new levels of academic excellence and financial stability while creating an atmosphere of conflict and controversy, and who in 1990 came within 77,000 votes of becoming governor of...

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