Sheldon Silver (February 13, 1944 – January 24, 2022) was an American Democratic Party politician, lawyer, and convicted felon. He was Speaker of the New York State Assembly from 1994 to 2015. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1977 to 2015. Silver was born in New York City.
Silver was arrested on federal corruption charges in early 2015, and resigned as Speaker of the Assembly shortly afterward. At his trial that November, he was convicted of all charges. Silver was resentenced in July 2020 to 6 1⁄2 years in prison.
Silver died on January 24, 2022 at a prison hospital in Ayer, Massachusetts from problems caused by kidney disease, aged 77.
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- ↑ Parsnow, Luke (24 January 2022). "Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dies at 77". Spectrum News NY1. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
- ↑ McKinley, Jesse; Ferré-Sadurní, Luis (January 24, 2022). "Sheldon Silver, Former N.Y. Assembly Speaker, Dies at 77". The New York Times. Retrieved January 24, 2022.