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James Buckley
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
December 17, 1985 – August 31, 1996
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Edward Tamm
Succeeded by John Roberts
Undersecretary of State for International Security Affairs
In office
February 28, 1981 – August 20, 1982
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Matthew Nimetz
Succeeded by William Schneider
United States Senator
from New York
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1977
Preceded by Charles Goodell
Succeeded by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
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James Lane Buckley

(1923-03-09) March 9, 1923 (age 100)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Conservative Party
(Before 1976)
Republican Party (1976–present)
Spouse(s) Ann Cooley
Alma mater Yale University

James Lane Buckley (born March 9, 1923) is an American judge and politician. He was a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was nominated by Ronald Reagan. Before, Buckley served as a United States Senator from the state of New York. His brother was journalist William F. Buckley, Jr..

Buckley was born in New York City. In December 2019, he became the oldest living former U.S. Senator following the death of Jocelyn Burdick.

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