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Laurence Hirsch Hirsch Silberman

banker , lawyer , diplomatist

Laurence SILBERMAN, American lawyer, banker and diplomatist. United States General Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament 1981-1985.


Silberman, Laurence Hirsch was born on October 12, 1935 in York, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William and Anna (Hirsch) Silberman.


Bachelor, Dartmouth College, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1961.


Associate Moore, Torkildson & Rice and Quinn & Moore, Honolulu, 1961-1964. Partner Moore, Silberman & Schulze, 1964-1967. Attorney appellate division general counsel's office National Labor Relations Board, Washington, 1967-1969.

Solicitor United States Department Labor, 1969-1970, under secretary, 1970-1973. Partner Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 1973-1974. Deputy attorney general United States Department Justice, 1974-1975.

United States ambassador to Yugoslavia United States Department State, Belgrade, 1975-1977. Managing partner Morrison & Foerster LLP, Washington, 1978-1979, 83-85. Executive vice president Crocker National Bank, San Francisco, 1979-1983.

Judge United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit), Washington, 1985—2000, senior judge, since 2000. Lecturer labor law and legislation University Hawaii, 1962—1963. Adjunct professor administrative law Georgetown University, Washington, 1987—1994, 1997, 1999—2001, New York University, 1995, 96, Harvard University, 1998.

Adjunct professor labor law Georgetown University, Washington, 2001, distinguished visitor from the Judiciary teacher administrative law and labor law, since 2002. President' special envoy on International Labor Organization affairs, 1976. General advisory committee on Arms Control and Disarmament, 1981—1985.

Member Defense Policy Board, 1981—1985. Vice-chairman State Department's Commission on Security and Economic Assistance, 1983—1984.


  • Bar: Hawaii 1962, District of Columbia 1973.


Board directors Committee on Present Danger, 1978-1985, Institute for Educational Affairs, 1981-1985. Mem United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Court of Review, 1996-2003.

Co-chairman Commission on Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, 2004. Vice chairman advisory council on general government Republican National Committee, 1977-1980. With Army of the United States, 1957-1958.

Member Council on Foreign Relations.


Married Rosalie G. Gaull, April 28, 1957 (deceased February 23, 2007). Children: Robert Stephen, Katherine DeBoer Balaban, Anne Gaull Otis.

William Silberman

Anna (Hirsch) Silberman

Rosalie G. Gaull

Robert Stephen Silberman

Katherine DeBoer Balaban Silberman

Anne Gaull Otis Silberman