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William F. Buckley Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Stamford, Connecticut, USA  (emphysema)
Birth NameWilliam Frank Buckley Jr.
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

William F. Buckley was born on November 24, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA as William Frank Buckley Jr. He was married to Patricia Aldyen Austin Taylor. He died on February 27, 2008 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.

Spouse (1)

Patricia Aldyen Austin Taylor (6 July 1950 - 15 April 2007) ( her death) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Erudite vocabulary
Patrician accent

Trivia (11)

Best known as the publisher of National Review, the Conservative periodical, but also is a syndicated political columnist.
One of 10 children of Aloise Josephine Antonia (Steiner) and William Frank Buckley, Sr. His father was born in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to parents from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, who were both of Irish descent. His mother was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, of German, Swiss-German, and Irish ancestry.
Brother of James Buckley, the U.S. senator from New York, who represented the Conservative Party.
Often imitated by Robin Williams.
Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 133, pp. 120-128. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
Father of author Christopher Buckley.
Served as godfather for three of friend E. Howard Hunt's children. Also served as executor of the estate of Hunt's wife, Dorothy Wetzel Hunt, after she perished in a mysterious plane crash near Chicago in December 1972
Responding to Edward R. Murrow's public attacks on him, Joseph McCarthy challenged Morrow to debate Buckley about Communists within the U.S. Government. Morrow refused.
Served in the CIA as a Political Action Officer.
Uncle of Brent Bozell. He and Bozell father, L. Brent Bozell Jr., were roommates at Yale and his wife, Patricia Taylor, and his sister (and Bozell's mother), Patricia Buckley, were roommates at Vassar.
Release of the book, "Losing Mum and Pop: A Memoir" by Christopher Buckley. [May 2009]

Personal Quotes (7)

Liberals are people who will believe anything...twice.
Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize the nation because the people were so poor. Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because the people are so rich.
The Beatles are not merely awful. I would consider it sacrilegious to say anything less that that they are god-awful. They are so unbelievably horrible, so appallingly unmusical, so dogmatically insensitive to the magic of the art, that they qualify as the crowned heads of anti-music.
The amount of money and of legal energy being given to prosecute hundreds of thousands of Americans who are caught with a few ounces of marijuana makes no sense.
I should sooner live in a society governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the 2,000 faculty members of Harvard University.
[to Gore Vidal in a heated on-air exchange,1968] Now listen, you queer, stop calling me a crypto-Nazi or I'll sock you in your goddamn face and you'll stay plastered.
I will not insult your intelligence by suggesting you really believe what you just said.

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