Biographical Sketch: Hon. Robert H. BorkDawn Bellinger2019-03-21T21:04:10-04:00
Note: You may use Ctrl/F to find specific text within this document.
ROBERT HERON BORK, circuit judge, lawyer, educator; University of Chicago, -B.A. 1948, J.D. 1953. Born March 1, 1927, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Married, Claire Davidson, June 15, 1952, died: December 8, 1980; children, Robert H., Jr., Charles E., and Ellen E. Married, Mary Ellen Pohl, October 30, 1982. Admitted to the Illinois bar, 1953, D.C. bar, 1977. Associate and partner of the firm Kirkland, Ellis, Hodson, Chaffetz & Masters, Chicago, Illinois, 1955-1962; associate professor, Yale Law School, 1962- 1965, professor of law, 1965-1975, on leave, 1973-1975, Chancellor Kent professor of law, 1977-·1979, Alexander M. Bickel professor of public law, 1979-·1981; Solicitor General of the United States, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1973-1977, acting Attorney General of the United States, 1973-·1974; resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C., 1977, adjunct scholar, 1977-1982; partner, Kirkland & Ellis, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982; Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1982-1988; nominated by President Reagan to position of Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States, July l, 1987; confirmation denied by Senate, October 23, 1987; resigned as Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, February 5, 1988; appointed John ?,j •• Olin Scholar in Legal Studies, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, o.c., February 8, 1988. Member of the Presidential Task Force on Antitrust, 1968; consultant., Cabinet Committee on Education, 1972; trustee of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1973-1978; fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1981- present; recipient, Franc:ls Boyer Award, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1984; member, Board of G.overnors of the Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., 1988-1991; member, Legal Advisory Board of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest, 1988; member, Board of Directors of the Institute for Educational Affairs, 1988; member, Development Board of The Federalist Society for La.w and Public Policy Studies, 1988; appointed by President Reagan to the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devisie, January 19, 1989; member, Board of Directors of Sundstrand Corporation of Rockford, Illinois, 1989- 1991; recipient, Shelby Cullom !Davis Award, Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1989; member, Advisory Board of The Center for Christianity and the Common Good, 1990. Honorary degrees: Doctor of Laws, Creighton University School of Law, 1975; Doctor of Humane Letters, Wilkes.:.Barre Colle9e, 1976; Doctor of Laws, Notre Dame Law School, 1982; Juris Doctor, Honoris Causa, Brooklyn Law School, 1984; Doctor of Theology, De Sales School of Theology, 1990; Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, Adelphi University, 1990. Active duty, United States Marine Corps Reservei, 1945-1946, 1950-1952. Author: The Antitrust Paradox: A Policy at War with Itself (1978); The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law (1990). V