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.

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, 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"

Artist
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
2003