Honorable Murray Silver, on Rev. Martin Luther “Daddy” King, Senior
My dear friend, the Honorable Murray Silver, Esquire, was recorded during a June 2008 presentation for students and faculty of Hilton Head Preparatory School, honoring Rev. Martin Luther “Daddy” King, Senior. A world-famous trial lawyer, former Atlanta Municipal Court Judge and long-serving advisor to the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Non-Violent Social Change, Mr. Silver had a close personal friendship with Daddy King that lasted for many years, and intertwines their fates to this very day.Mr. Silver’s latest book, entitled “Daddy King and Me” and featuring an introduction by Martin Luther King, III, is now available from Bonaventture Books. A limited number of signed first editions are currently available; to reserve your copy, please email Mr. Silver at this address.
Honorable Murray Silver, on "Daddy" King. All rights reserved © 2008 Murray M. Silver, Esq. Murray M. Silver was born in Savannah, Georgia, on October 15, 1929, the second son of Wolfe W. and Catherine M. Silver. He attended Charles Ellis Elementary School, Richard Arnold Junior High School, and Benedictine Military School, graduating in the class of 1947. He then graduated from Armstrong Junior College in 1949, and entered the University of Georgia Law School in September of that year. His studies were interrupted when he was called to active duty in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He graduated from Law School in 1953, and was admitted to the practice of law in October 1953, entering private practice with offices in the Savannah Bank and Trust Building overlooking Johnson Square. He was President of class of 1947 alumni; Chancellor of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity at the University of Georgia; President of B’nai B’rith; Manager and Coach of a Little League Baseball team three years, winning the city championship twice. Named to "Who’s Who in American Law, 1978." Member of the Georgia Bar for 44 years; admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, Court of Appeals; and numerous District Courts. A prominent trial lawyer, handling over 3,000 cases in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Argentina, England, Bahamas, Jamaica and Antigua. His clients came from all walks of life, including William B. Shockley, Nobel Laureate; five "Godfathers;" and "The World’s Biggest Drug Trafficker." He was appointed General Counsel of the Georgia Department of Labor, by Hon. S. Sam Caldwell, serving three years before returning to private practice in Atlanta. Member of the Board of Advisors of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Non-Violent Social Change, Coretta Scott King, President. Appointed Judge of Municipal Court of Atlanta by Hon. Andrew Young, Mayor. A Mason; member of Scottish Rite and YAARAB Temple. Married to the former Barbara Ann Kahn, Savannah. Two sons, Murray M. Silver, Jr., and Eric C. Silver.