James Buckley

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Date of Birth: 09/03/1923

Age: 93

Place of birth: New York

Citizenship: United States

The former president of Radio Liberty

James Buckley Lane was born in New York, March 9, 1923-th. His father, William Frank Buckley Sr. was a lawyer and businessman. His mother Heloise Josephine Anthony Steiner came from the south and had a Swiss-American and Irish roots. His older brother - the late writer-conservative William F. Buckley Jr. (William F. Buckley, Jr.). James graduated from Yale University (Yale University) in 1943, where he was a member of a secret student society Skull and `kosti`.

Buckley was enlisted in the US Navy in 1942, where he was dismissed in 1946 as a lieutenant. With a law degree from Yale Law School, he was admitted to the bar of Connecticut (Connecticut) in 1950. James worked in private practice until 1953, has not yet joined the corporation `Catawba` in its position as vice president and director. He married Anne Buckley Coulee, which rested December 30, 2011 th, and lived in Sharon, Connecticut (Sharon, CT).

Barkley`s political career started in 1968, with a challenge thrown to the re-election of the liberal Republican senator Jacob K. Javits (Jacob K. Javits). While Javits easily beat Barkley, the latter received a large number of votes from disgruntled conservative Republicans. In 1970, James ran for the US Senate, and his opponent was Charles Goodell (Charles Goodell), appointed Nelson Rockefeller (Nelson Rockefeller) to the Senate after the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

Goodell joined the left, especially as an opponent of the war in Vietnam (Vietnam). At the same time, it placed the slogan on billboards James campaign read: `Is it time that we had a senator`?. Liberals in their vote divided into two camps. Some supported Goodell, and some Democratic candidate, Richard Oettinger (Richard Ottinger). Support voters Buckley helped win with 39% of the vote, and in January 1971 he came to the Senate.

In 1976, the year of re-election, Buckley had every chance of success. However, Daniel Patrick Moynihan (Daniel Patrick Moynihan), US Ambassador to the UN, announced his candidacy in the primaries among Democrats and won by a small margin Manhattan Congresswoman Bella Abzug (Bella Abzug). If a major competitor Buckley remained Abzug, he would probably have received support from moderate Democrats, who lost with the advent of Moynihan. James scored 45% of the vote against 54% in favor of Daniel.

After the defeat of Buckley moved to Connecticut. In 1980, he was able to take a seat in the Senate from the Republican Party, when to retire came Ribikoff Abraham (Abraham Ribicoff). Buckley lost the election Christopher Dodd (Christopher Dodd), which is firmly entrenched in the Senate until his retirement in 2011.

With the presidency of Ronald Reagan (Ronald Reagan), in his first post, Buckley originally served as Deputy Secretary of State, and then as president of the `Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty` in 1982-1985. The same president appointed James judge of the Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the US in 1996.

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