Currently alive, at 73 years of age.
1948 – He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on the 20th of November.
1966 – He graduated as scholarship to the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland.
1970 – He earned a B.A. summa cum laude in Yale University.
1974 – He awarded J.D. at Yale University.
1974-1981 – Bolton was an associate at the Washington office of Covington & Burling.
– He wrote in his Yale 25th reunion book "I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy.
1981-1982 – He was the General counsel to US Agency for International Development.
1983-1985 – He returned to Washington office of Covington and Burling.
1985 – He served as Assistant attorney general for legislative affairs.
1988 – He became the Assistant attorney general for civil division.
1989 – He served as Assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs.
1993-1999 – Bolton was a partner in the law firm of Lerner, Reed, and Bolton & McManus.
1997-2000 – He served pro bono as an assistant to James Baker.
2001 – He was under secretary of state for arms control and international security.
2005 – He served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
2006 – He resigned from the Bush Administration and was accepted on 4th of December.