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James L. Buckley

Born: 1923 AD
Currently alive, at 96 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


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)



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.



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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