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Silver, Sheldon

Born: 1944 AD
Currently alive, at 74 years of age.
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3 (60%) 13 votes

1944 – Born on the 13th of February.

1987 – Silver sued to stop the City of New York from housing inmates on an abandoned military barge that had last been used by the British in the Falklands Ward.

1976 – Silver was first elected to the Assembly.

1994 – Became Speaker on the 11th of February.

1987 – Silver sued to stop the City of New York from housing inmates on an abandoned military barge that had last been used by the British in the Falklands War, arguing the barge would be disruptive to the neighborhood.

1992-1994 – He was the chairman of the Assembly’s Ways and Means Committee, selected after Weprin replaced former Speaker Mel Mille

         – In December, he criticized then New York City Mayor-Elect Rudy Giuliani’s appointment for budget director.

1995 – Silver was instrumental in the reinstatement of the death penalty in New York State.

1999 – Silver was instrumental in the repeal of New York City’s commuter tax, which taxed non-resident workers similarly to city residents.

         – Silver was instrumental in the repeal of New York City’s commuter tax, which taxed non-resident workers similarly to city residents.

2000 – Silver faced an attempted coup in the Assembly as members, primarily from Upstate New York, tried to overthrow him.

2005 – On the 7th of June, Silver blocked the proposal to build the West Side Stadium in the area of Hell’s Kitchen.

3 (60%) 13 votes