Silverman, Henry J.
Feb. 22, 1934 - Nov. 27, 2013
Henry J. Silverman, Dr., 79, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Haslett, Michigan, died on Nov. 27, 2013. Services will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Fri., at Great Room at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, FL. Funeral arrangements by: Family.
Henry is survived by Ann, his wife of 56 years, son Edwin and partner Dick of Naarden in The Netherlands, daughter Emily and partner Matt of Baltimore, MD, and brother David and wife Martha of Sebastian, FL.
Henry received his BA and MA from Yale University, and his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. He retired from Michigan State University in 2001, after a 37 year career as a Professor of American History. He enjoyed teaching and writing, and championed civil liberties.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the ACLU of Michigan, aclumich.org