Resolution of Tribute to Leon Silverman

WHEREAS, within the past week, the Supreme Court Historical Society lost a strong, forward-thinking leader, and a generous and knowledgeable mentor, when Chairman Emeritus Leon Silverman passed away;
WHEREAS, his service as a leader of the Society for more than twenty-five years, including service as President for eleven years starting in 1991 followed by service as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for eleven years beginning in 2002, is unequalled in the history of the Society;
WHEREAS, his leadership provided the impetus for expanded membership, new, innovative and expanded educational programming and publications efforts, financial stability and improved relationships with Members of the Court, with key personnel at the Court, and within the legal community;
NOW THEREFORE be it resolved, that the members of the Board of Trustees of the Supreme Court Historical Society hereby express the Society’s profound appreciation of, and gratitude for, Mr. Silverman’s unparalleled contributions to, and leadership of, the Society, and commemorate that expression of gratitude by adopting this Resolution of Tribute which will become a permanent part of the records of the Supreme Court Historical Society;
FURTHER, be it resolved that a copy of this Resolution will be provided to his family as a tangible expression of the gratitude of the Society.