Currently alive, at 93 years of age.
1923 – He was born on the 9th of March in New York City.
1943 – He graduate of Yale University, where he was a member of Skull & Bones.
1946 – Buckley enlisted in the United States Navy and was discharged with the rank of lieutenant.
1950 – He received his law degree from Yale Law School, he was admitted to the Connecticut bar.
1953 – He practiced law, when he joined Catawba as vice president and director.
1968 – Buckley challenged liberal Republican Senator Jacob Javits for re-election. Javits won easily, but Buckley received a large number of votes from disaffected conservative Republicans.
1971 – He became Senator from New York.
1974 – He proposed a "human life" amendment, which defined the term "person" in the Fourteenth Amendment to include the unborn.
1980 – Buckley moved to Connecticut, and received the Republican nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of Abraham Ribicoff. He lost the general election to Christopher Dodd, who still serves in the Senate.
1982-1985 – Buckley initially served as an undersecretary of State and then as president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
– He was appointed a federal judge by Reagan, he left his post at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
1996 – He became a senior (semi-retired) judge of that Court.