James Buckley

Born:  March 9, 1923
New York City, New York

James Lane Buckley

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

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Portrait Ceremony
Transcript of Ceremony: December 12, 2003

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

Courtesy of the Buckley family

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, State Department, 1981-1982
President, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1982-1985

St. John’s University New York, N.Y.

  • James Lane Buckley legislative and senatorial papers, 1970-1976. 49 cubic ft.; collection includes general correspondence, attendance and voting records (1971-1975), newsletters of various organizations enumerating their congressional ratings, index of legislation sponsored or cosponsored by Buckley, campaign material, news releases, speeches, and correspondence and statements concerning Buckley’s trip to the Soviet Union.

Arizona State University Hayden Library Tempe, Ariz.

  • Senator Barry M. Goldwater personal and political papers, 1880s-2008; 1,180 linear ft.; finding aid; correspondence.

Cornell University Ithaca, N.Y.

  • National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, executive officers’ records, 1943-1974; 6 linear ft.; correspondence.

Library of Congress Washington, D.C.

  • William A. Rusher papers, 1940-1989; 89.6 linear ft.; finding aid; restricted; correspondence.

New York Public Library New York, N.Y.

  • Breathe Again records, 1971-1974; .2 linear ft.; correspondence.
  • Charles E. Goodell papers, 1950-1979; 303.5 linear ft.; finding aid; represented.

State University of New York Albany, N.Y.

  • Conservative Party of New York State records, 1962-2004; 40.5 cubic ft.; finding aid; contains material regarding Buckley’s 1970 campaign for U.S. Senate.

State University of New York Oswego, N.Y.

  • Edward F. Crawford papers, 1941-1975; 25 boxes; inventory; correspondence.

Ohio Historical Society Columbus, Ohio

  • Howard Nelson Lindower papers, 1968-1983; .25 cubic ft.; correspondence.

Radcliffe College Schlesinger Library on the History of Women Cambridge, Mass.

  • National Organization for Women records, 1959-2002; 207 linear ft.; finding aid; correspondence.
  • Dorothy F. Rodgers papers, 1922-1987; 4.54 linear ft.; finding aid; correspondence.

Rutgers University New Brunswick, N.J.

  • New Democratic Coalition of New York records, 1960-1978; 49 cubic ft.; finding aid; represented.

University of Virginia Charlottesville, Va.

  • Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. papers, ca. 1920-2005; ca. 370 items; finding aid; restricted; correspondence.
  • John Erb papers, 1962-1976; 1,800 items; finding aid; correspondence.
  • Hugh Scott papers, 1941-1985; ca. 260 items; finding aid; correspondence.