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James L. Buckley

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James Buckley
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Title:   Senior judge
Station:   D.C.
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   12/17/1985-8/31/1996
Senior:   8/31/1996-Present
Preceded by:   Edward Tamm
Personal History
Born:   3/9/1923
Hometown:   New York, NY
Undergraduate:   Yale '43
Law School:   Yale Law '49

James Lane Buckley (1923-present) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Buckley was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on October 16, 1985, to a seat vacated by Edward Tamm; he was confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1985, and received commission that same day. He assumed senior status on August 31, 1996.[1]

Early life and education

Judge Buckley attended Yale University in 1943 to earn his B.A. and in 1949 he received his Bachelor of Law degree from Yale Law School.[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Navy, 1943-1946
  • Private practice, New Haven, Connecticut, 1949-1953
  • Private practice, Washington, DC, 1953-1957
  • Vice president, The Catawba Corporation, New York City, 1957-1970
  • U.S. Senator from New York, 1971-1977
  • Executive committee, Investment Firm of Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette, New York City, 1977-1978
  • Business consultant, New York City and Sharon, Connecticut, 1978-1980
  • Undersecretary for Security Assistance, State Department, 1981-1982
  • President, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1982-1985

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Political offices
Preceded by
Edward Tamm
Circuit Court of Appeals for D.C.
Succeeded by
John Roberts


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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Goodell
U.S. Senate - New York
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1977
Succeeded by
Daniel Patrick Moynihan