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James L. Buckley

AKA James Lane Buckley

Born: 9-Mar-1923
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Judge
Party Affiliation: See Note [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from New York, 1971-77

Military service: US Navy (1942-46)

Challenged the constitutionality of 1974 political campaign spending limits in Buckley v. Valeo. The Supreme Court sided with Buckley. After losing his Senate seat, Buckley ran for another one, this time in Connecticut. He lost. Later Ronald Reagan appointed him to the federal bench.

[1] Conservative Party of New York.

Father: William Frank Buckley Sr. (1881-1958)
Mother: Aloise Steiner
William F. Buckley (magazine publisher and pundit)
Brother: Fergus Reid Buckley (journalist, novelist)
Sister: Priscilla Buckley (managing editor, National Review)
Sister: Patricia Buckley (editor)
Wife: Ann F. Cooley (m. 1953, five sons, one daughter)

    High School: Millbrook School, Millbrook, NY
    University: BA, Yale University (1943)
    Law School: LLB, Yale Law School (1949)

    US Appeals Court Judge, DC Circuit (1985-)
    Radio Free Europe President (1982-85)
    Counselor of the Department of State (Sep-1982)
    US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs (1981-82)
    US Senator, New York (1971-77)
    John Carroll Society Honorary Member
    Skull and Bones Society 1944
    Clare Boothe Luce Award 2010
    Funeral: William F. Buckley (2008)

Author of books:
If Men Were Angels: A View From the Senate (1975)

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