James L. Buckley was born in New York City in 1923, grew up in rural Connecticut, and received his B.A. degree from Yale. Following service as a naval officer in World War II, he returned to New Haven to secure his law degree. After several years in private practice, he joined a group of small companies engaged in oil exploration abroad. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1970 as the candidate of New York's Conservative Party. He failed of re-election; but he has since served as an under secretary of state in the Reagan administration, as president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich, Germany, and, most recently, as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He retired in 2000 and now resides in Bethesda, Maryland.
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The Hon. James L. Buckley and Robert Gasaway recently joined us to discuss the current...
Short video featuring James Buckley
Is Constitutional interpretation only a job for judges? The Hon. James Buckley explains that both...
2015 National Lawyers Convention
What was the founders' conception of the role of Congress? Was that conception clearly understood?...
Showcase Panel Preview
The Countdown to the Convention series previews some of the outstanding panels and events at...
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
In his recent book, Saving Congress from Itself: Emancipating the States and Empowering Their People,...