Born: 1935
York, Pennsylvania

Laurence Hirsch Silberman

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit. Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 11, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333; Confirmed by the Senate on October 25, 1985, and received commission on October 28, 1985. Assumed senior status on November 1, 2000.

Dartmouth College, A.B., 1957
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1961

Portrait Ceremony
Transcript of ceremony: November 8, 2002

Frame Dimensions
Oil on canvas 44″ X 34″

Artist
Peter Even Egeli (1934 – ) Like other members of his family, Peter E. Egeli has spent his life pursuing art. At the age of five, he had his first lesson in perspective drawing. At 18, he studied at the Corcoran School Art. After a stint in the United States Marine Corps, he entered the Maryland Institute of Art where he won first prize in the Senior Concours. Thereafter, he attended the Arts Students League in New York and George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He later taught both drawing and painting at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

He is the former President and Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists.

Mr. Egeli’s career as a portrait and marine artist has spanned decades. His portraits hang in courthouses, board rooms, government offices, industrial spaces, and academia.

Year Painted
2002

Read Judge Silberman’s Oral History

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Private, 1957-1958
Private practice, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1961-1967
Lecturer, University of Hawaii Law School, 1962-1963
Attorney, Appellate Division, National Labor Relations Board, Washington, D.C., 1967-1969
Solicitor of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., 1969-1970
U.S. undersecretary of labor, Washington, D.C., 1970-1973
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1973-1974, 1978-1979. 1983-1985
Deputy attorney general of the United States, 1974-1975
Ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1975-1977
President’s special envoy on ILO Affairs, 1976
Senior fellow, American Enterprise Institute, 1977-1978
Visiting fellow, American Enterprise Institute, 1978-1985
Executive vice president of strategic planning, Legal and Government Affairs, Crocker National Bank, San Francisco, California, 1979-1983
Adjunct professor of law, Georgetown Law Center, 1987-present

Stanford University Hoover Institute on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford, Cal.

  • Papers, 1947-1976. 50 boxes; finding aid; collection contains correspondence, speeches, writings, memoranda, reports, studies, testimony, legal documents, and printed matter relating to U.S. domestic policy during the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
Judges of the D.C. Circuit Courts