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.

Education:
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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