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Founder and president of the Secular Coalition for America
Herb Silverman is founder and president of the Secular Coalition for America and founder of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in Charleston, South Carolina. He ran for Governor of South Carolina in 1990 to challenge the state provision that prohibited atheists from holding public office. After an eight-year battle, he won a unanimous decision in the South Carolina Supreme Court. He is a board member of the American Humanist Association and an advisory board member of the Secular Student Alliance. His latest book is Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt. Herb is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the College of Charleston.