MORTON HENRY SILVER
MICCOSUKEE SEMINOLE NATION
(1951 – 2004)
Excerpt from the Florida Bar News,
June 15, 2000 (p. 37, col. 1)
Morton H. Silver secured United States recognition for the Everglades Miccosukee Tribe of Seminole Indians, January 27, 1958; (Congressional Record Senate Hearings-95th Congress, 2nd Session on S2000 March 2, 1978), pp. 336, 337, 408; and Florida recognition on July 30, 1957, pp. 309-314.
Mr. Silver is also responsible for securing International recognition for the Sovereign Miccosukee Seminole Nation by treaty in 1959. (Bob Reno, Miami Herald July 28, 1959); p.1A; Roy Bongartz, The Saturday Evening Post February 1, 1964; pp. 62-65; Pam Johnson, “The One-Man Indian War…of Morton Silver” The Village Post, July 1966, pp. 14-15; Peter Matthiessen, Indian Country (New York: Viking Press, 1984), p.38; Harry Kersey, An Assumption of Sovereignty (University Nebraska Press. 1996), pp. 182-184: The Life and Writing of Jane Wood Reno (Attorney General Janet Reno’s mother), The Hell With Politics, (Atlanta, Peachtree Publishers, 1994), pp. 105-117.
Professions; traffic magistrate/hearing officer, Dade, 1991 to date; assistant attorney general, Florida, 1967; municipal judge, City of West Miami, 1966-72; teacher of electronics, Television Training Institute, 1950-52; radar technician, University of Florida Department of Engineering 1947-50; radar technician U.S. Naval Aeronautical Laboratories, 1946-47.
Education; University of Florida School of Law, 1950; editorial staff, University Florida Law Review; Worcester Polytechnic Institute of Technology; electrical engineering, Massachusetts, U.S. Navy top secret radar schools, World War II, technical high school, Springfield, Massachusetts, editor-in-chief of both high school newspapers, Pro Merito Honor Society; Ada Merritt Junior High, Miami; Riverside Elementary, Miami.
Military service: U.S. Navy, World War II, aircraft electronics, honorable discharge; U.S. Navy Research, honorable discharge; U.S. Army, second lieutenant, honorable discharge. Organizations and activities: Republican national co-chairman special liaison (6 years); presidential elector, Florida, 1988; honorary legion of honor, DeMolay, Mason (50 years); P.M.; CAP, major, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary; Veteran’s of Foreign Wars; Institute of Radio Engineers; North American Judges Association; Florida Municipal Judges Association; American Judicature Society; Ham Operator KA4VUQ.