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  Buckley, James L.
NameJames L. Buckley
Sharon, Connecticut , United States
Born March 09, 1923
Died Still Living (92 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 31, 2015 07:20pm
Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Internationalist - Pro Environment - Pro-Life - Pro-Smaller Government - Pro-Term Limits - Married - U.S. Navy - Catholic - Straight -
InfoBUCKLEY, James Lane, a Senator from New York; born in New York City, March 9, 1923; received secondary education at the Millbrook School, Millbrook, N.Y.; graduated Yale University 1943 and received his law degree from the same university in 1949; enlisted in United States Navy in 1942 and was discharged with rank of lieutenant (jg.) in 1946; admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1950 and commenced practice in New Haven; joined the Catawba Corp. of New York as a vice president and director 1953-1970; elected as the candidate of the Conservative Party of New York State to the United States Senate in 1970, and served from January 3, 1971, to January 3, 1977; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1976 and for election from Connecticut in 1980; Under Secretary for Security, Science, and Technology, United States Department of State 1981-1982; president, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Inc. 1982-1985; federal judge, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit 1985-1996; is a resident of Sharon, Conn.

Brother of William F. Buckley.



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Father William F. Buckley, Sr. 1881-1958
Brother William F. Buckley 1925-2008

  12/17/1985 D.C. Circuit Court Judge Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/20/1982 Counselor for the Department of State Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  02/27/1981 Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1980 CT US Senate Lost 42.91% (-13.43%)
  09/09/1980 CT US Senate - R Primary Won 56.46% (+12.92%)
  11/02/1976 NY US Senate Lost 44.89% (-9.27%)
  09/14/1976 NY US Senate - R Primary Won 70.45% (+40.89%)
  11/03/1970 NY US Senate Won 38.95% (+1.99%)
  04/07/1970 NY US Senate - C Convention Won 91.38% (+82.76%)
  11/05/1968 NY US Senate Lost 17.31% (-32.37%)
NYC Mayor - R Primary - Sep 08, 1977 R Barry Farber
US President - R Primaries - Jul 01, 1976 R Ronald Wilson Reagan
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.