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James L. Buckley

Born: 1923 AD
Currently alive, at 95 years of age.
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James L. Buckley – www.jameslbuckley.com 

 

Born in New York City on March 9, 1923; the son of William F. and Aloïse (Steiner) Buckley

Education: Yale College, B.A., October 1943; Yale Law School, LL.B., June 1949

Military Service: U.S. Navy, 1943-46; discharged with rank of Lt. (j.g.) USNR

Family: Married in 1953 to Ann Frances Cooley; five sons and a daughter

Occupation:

1949-53 – Associate, Wiggin & Dana, New Haven, CT

1953-57 – Associate, Reasoner & Davis, Washington, DC

1957-70 – Vice President, The Catawba Corporation, New York City

1970-77 – United States Senator from New York

1977-78 – Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc., New York City

1978-80 – Business consultant, New York City and Sharon, CT

1981-82 – Under Secretary for Security Assistance, United States Department of State, Washington, DC

1982-85 – President, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Inc., Munich, Germany

1985- – Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; became Senior Judge in September 1996 (ceased hearing cases in 2000)

 

Miscellaneous:

Author, If Men Were Angels: A View from the Senate, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1975, Gleanings from an Unplanned Life: an Annotated Oral History, ISI Books, 2006; Radio Commentator, Westinghouse Group and National Public Radio, 1977-80; Co-Chairman, U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on the Environment, Nairobi, Kenya, 1982; Chairman, U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on Population, Mexico City, 1984.

 

Awards:

1976 LL.D. (Hon.) St. John’s University (NYC)

1978 LL.D. (Hon.) Sacred Heart University (Bridgeport, CT)

1982 United Nations Environment Programme Award for Outstanding Environmental Leadership

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