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  • Recognizing the Passing of My Friend Larry Silverton

    by Representative Adam B. Schiff

    Posted on 2015-02-11

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    SCHIFF asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. SCHIFF. I rise today, Mr. Speaker, to recognize the passing of my friend Larry Silverton.



    How do I describe Larry? A lot of words apply: businessman, lawyer, father, friend, Democrat, and mensch. He was generous, funny, endearing, and a little zany.

    He met me for breakfast one morning in Burbank and looked a bit disheveled.

    I said: What happened? He said: Well, I rode here.

    I said: On your bicycle? He said: Don't be ridiculous--on my motorcycle.

    He was well in his eighties at the time.

    My fondest memories, though, were riding horses with Larry and talking politics. He was equally at home on horseback or in the middle of a discussion of the Keystone pipeline.

    He was a wonderfully good man, and if he were watching us here today, he would probably say: A tribute on the floor of the House, not too shabby.

    Good-bye, Larry. You were my very good friend, and you will be missed.

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