Rosalie "Ricky" Silberman


Age: 69

Summary: conservative activist whose outspoken public support of then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas despite allegations of sexual harassment from his former Equal Employment Opportunity Commission colleague Anita Hill had led to the creation of an advocacy group called the Independent Women's Forum, whose goals was to provide a conservative alternative to feminist tenets.

Cause of Death: Breast cancer

Born: March 31, 1937

Died: February 18, 2007

Washington, D.C.