Judicial Portraits
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

James Buckley
James Lane Buckley

Portrait Ceremony
Transcript of Ceremony: December 12, 2003

Dates Served
1985 - 2000

Biographical Sketch
Born 1923 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for 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, 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

Frame Dimensions
Oil on canvas 44" X 36"

Claude Buckley (1959 - ) began painting as a child while living in Madrid, Spain. His parents were art lovers and collectors. After graduating from the University of the South, Mr. Buckley moved to New York and worked as a sculptor's assistant while attending night classes at the Parsons School of Design and the New York Center for the Media Arts. He painted portraits of a number of homeless people in the Bowery before returning to Spain where he painted landscapes and a portrait of the King of Spain. He returned to Camden, South Carolina, where he opened a studio and has been commissioned to paint a number of portraits. He travels the world painting commissioned murals as well as portraits.

Year Painted