History of the Federal Judiciary

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Buckley, James Lane
Born 1923 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on October 16, 1985, to a seat vacated by Edward Allen Tamm. Confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1985, and received commission on December 17, 1985. Assumed senior status on August 31, 1996.

Yale University, B.A., 1943
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1949

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1943-1946
Private practice, New Haven, Connecticut, 1949-1953
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 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, U.S. Department of State, 1981-1982
President, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1982-1985
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