James Lane Buckley was born on March 9, 1923 in New York City, New York. He grew up in Connecticut and attended college and law school at Yale. After that, he practiced law in New Haven for four years and then went into business with his father in New York City. In 1970, he was elected to the Senate where he worked with Senator Muskie on environmental issues. He later became a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Further information can be found in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.
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