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James Buckley Dead at 100, Cause of Death

BY Shahzad Saeed Aug 19, 2023. 10:24 pm UPDATED: Aug 19, 2023. 10:24 pm

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According to news reports, James Buckley, a former US senator from New York, passed away on Friday at the age of 100. His son confirmed the news of his passing.

When he won the Conservative Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate in New York in 1970, he made history.

James Buckley was who?

An influential American figure known for his work in politics and the judiciary was James Lane Buckley. Notably, he represented New York State’s Conservative Party from 1971 to 1977 in the Republican caucus of the United States Senate. Additionally, he held a variety of positions within the Reagan administration. He rose to fame as the Republican nominee for the Connecticut Senate seat in 1980. Despite running, he lost to the Democratic candidate Chris Dodd.

Cause of death:

His family has not yet disclosed the reason for his passing.

Age:

March 9th, 1923 saw the birth of James Buckley. At age 100, he passed away.

Net worth:

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According to media sources, Buckley’s net worth was approximately $5 million.

Career:

James Lane Buckley showed his dedication to his country by enlisting in the US Navy in 1942. During World War II, he actively participated in key engagements at places like Leyte, Lingayen Gulf, and Okinawa. Buckley received an honorable discharge from the military in 1946 and was given the junior grade rank of Lieutenant.

After serving in the military, he continued his education and earned a Bachelor of Law from Yale Law School in 1949. In 1950, he was admitted to the Connecticut Bar, where he worked as a lawyer until 1953. He then changed jobs, taking a vice president and director position with The Catawba Corporation.

Wife:

In 1953, Buckley tied the knot with Ann Frances Cooley. His six kids were born.

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