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James 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:   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 Bachelor of Arts 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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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Edward Tamm
Circuit Court of Appeals for D.C.
Succeeded by:
John Roberts

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