Robert Bork facts for kids
|Judge of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit|
February 9, 1982 – February 5, 1988
|Nominated by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||Carl McGowan|
|Succeeded by||Clarence Thomas|
|United States Attorney General
October 20, 1973 – December 17, 1973
|Preceded by||Elliot Richardson|
|Succeeded by||William Saxbe|
|United States Solicitor General|
June 1973 – January 1977
|Preceded by||Erwin Griswold|
|Succeeded by||Wade McCree|
|Born||Robert Heron Bork
March 1, 1927
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||December 19, 2012
Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Claire Davidson (1952–1980)
Mary Ellen Pohl (1982–2012)
|Alma mater||University of Chicago|
Robert Heron "Bob" Bork (March 1, 1927 – December 19, 2012) was an American writer, politician, lawyers, and legal scholar who was nominated by Ronald Reagan to be part of the Supreme Court in 1987, but his nomination was rejected by the Senate. He was the United States Solicitor General and acting United States Attorney General.
Bork was born on March 1, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied at the University of Chicago. He was married to Claire Davidson from 1952 until her death in 1980. Then he was married to Mary Ellen Pohl from 1982 until his death in 2012. With Davidson he had three children. Bork died on December 19, 2012 from heart disease.
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Bork (right) with President Ronald Reagan, 1987
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