William Frank Buckley, Jr (William Frank Buckley)

William Frank Buckley, Jr

Author and conservative commentator. Born in New York City, he was recruited into the CIA in 1951, the same year his first book, God and Man at Yale, was published. Soon founded the National Review in 1955, which he used as a forum to mobilize support for Barry Goldwater’s presidential bid. In 1964 helped form Young Americans for Freedom. He later hosted “Firing Line” on the Public Broadcasting Sytem from 1966 to 1999. Well known as a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist remembered for his eloquence, wit, and command of the English language.  Buried in Sharon, Connecticut near some of his sisters (or buried with the ashes of his wife). (bio by: Fred Beisser)  Family links:  Parents:  William Frank Buckley (1881 – 1958)  Aloise Steiner Buckley (1895 – 1985)  Spouse:  Patricia Aldyen Austin Taylor Buckley (1926 – 2007)*  Siblings:  Aloise Buckley Heath (1918 – 1967)*  John William Buckley (1920 – 1984)*  Priscilla Langford Buckley (1921 – 2012)*  Jane Buckley Smith (1924 – 2007)*  William Frank Buckley (1925 – 2008)  Patricia Buckley Bozell (1927 – 2008)*  Mary Ann Buckley (1928 – 1928)*  Fergus Reid Buckley (1930 – 2014)*  Maureen Buckley O’Reilly (1933 – 1964)* *Calculated relationship

Born

  • November, 24, 1925
  • USA

Died

  • February, 02, 2008
  • USA

Cemetery

  • Saint Bernard Cemetery
  • Connecticut
  • USA

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