Maine Supreme Court Justice to deliver commencement address at Presque Isle High School

17 years ago

 

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – The graduating class of 2007 from Presque Isle High School has announced that the Hon. Warren M. Silver, a PIHS alumnus currently seated on the Maine Supreme Court, will serve as this year’s commencement speaker.
   Justice Silver was appointed to the Court by Gov. John E. Baldacci in 2005. He is a graduate of Tufts University, and received his law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University in 1973, and has been in private practice in Bangor since 1977.
Justice Silver had an active trial practice before assuming the bench. He served on the board of governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and also served as its president, and as chairman of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Civil Rules Committee, and the Governor’s Judicial Selection Committee.
Justice Silver has also been active in many bar and civic organizations.
His wife, Dr. Evelyn Silver, is the senior adviser to University of Maine President Robert Kennedy. The Silvers reside in Bangor.
“I’m thrilled that Justice Silver has accepted my invitation on behalf of the Class of 2007. Justice Silver is a 1966 graduate of Presque Isle High School … I can think of no better example for our graduates to follow,” said Eric Waddell, PIHS principal. “He is one of many PIHS graduate success stories, and I am proud that he will be joining us June 8.”
Commencement exercises will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, June 8 in the PIHS lower gymnasium.