Silver, Alan, 1914-1988.

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Alan "Buddy" Silver was born on January 3, 1914 in Rochester, NY. He attended Rutgers University from 1931 to 1935. As a student he became involved in the "Bergel/Hauptmann incident" at Rutgers University. In May 1935, Silver successfully challenged Rutgers Dean of Men Fraser Metzger to open an investigation of Bergel's firing. Silver graduated with honors, double-majoring in economics and history. In 1963, he went on to establish a management and consulting firm, Alan Silver & Associates, Inc., of which he was Chief Executive Officer. In 1985 Silver demanded that Rutgers University reopen the Bergel/Hauptmaan case. The subsequent investigation resulted in the collaborative 1989 book, The Case of the Nazi Professor. Alan Silver married Alice Moolten Silver and had three sons, Thomas, Daniel, and Paul. Alan Silver died on March 29, 1988, at the age of 74.

From the description of Alan Silver Papers, 1934-1987. (Rutgers University). WorldCat record id: 681712516

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creatorOf Silver, Alan, 1914-1988. Alan Silver Papers, 1934-1987. Rutgers University
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associatedWith American Association of University Professors. corporateBody
associatedWith American Civil Liberties Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Bergel, Lienhard, 1905-1987. person
associatedWith Bergel, Sylvia. person
associatedWith Bloustein, Edward J. person
associatedWith Burns, Arthur F. (Arthur Frank), 1904-1987. person
associatedWith Clothier, Robert C. (Robert Clarkson), 1885-1970. person
associatedWith Edelstein, Tilden G., 1931- person
associatedWith Hauptmann, Friedrich. person
associatedWith Horn, Daniel. person
associatedWith Jordan, E. L. (Emil Leopold), 1900-1994. person
associatedWith McCormick, Richard Patrick, 1916-2006. person
associatedWith Meder, Albert E. person
associatedWith New Jersey College for Women. corporateBody
associatedWith Oshinsky, David M., 1944- person
associatedWith Rutgers University corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Board of Trustees. corporateBody
associatedWith Simmons, Ruth. person
associatedWith Special Trustees Committee to Investigate the Charges of Lienhard Bergel. corporateBody
associatedWith Steinback, Jose. person
associatedWith United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. corporateBody
associatedWith Wasserman, Mark, 1946- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Jersey
New Jersey--New Brunswick
Academic freedom
Civil rights
College teachers
Education, Higher
Politics and education


Birth 1914

Death 1988

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