Press Release

November 12, 2014
Cardin Statement on the Passing of Judge Edgar Silver

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement mourning the passing of Judge Edgar Silver.


“I was deeply saddened by the passing of Edgar Silver. He was a loyal friend, valued mentor and trusted advisor, not only to me but also to my family for many years. Judge Silver was well known for possessing a sharp legal and legislative mind. He was equally renowned for having an incredibly kind heart. He had the rare ability to transcend generations and connect with people of any age: when he was a young man, he quickly won the respect of his elders, and as he became older he never lost the ability to speak to and inspire the young. I am thankful that the countless people who appeared before Judge Silver on the Municipal, District and Circuit Courts for Baltimore City were able to associate justice with such an empathetic and kind man. Judge Silver was a giant in Maryland political circles but was still one of the most approachable and caring men I have ever met.

I want to extend my deepest sympathies to Ann, his wife of 64 years; their children Michael Silver and Roslyn “Rozzie” Benjamin; and Judge Silver’s other family members, all of whom he loved deeply. We will be forever grateful to have made his acquaintance. The people of Maryland have lost a tremendous asset with Judge Silver’s passing, but all of us who knew him are richer for having done so.”