Talk:James L. Buckley

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he graduated in 1943 and joined the navy in 1942 .. this needs to be clarified - during the war, a lot of people signed up before finishing school, then entered the service once they had graudated. RickK 20:50, Aug 2, 2004 (UTC)

"Draft Buckley" and Jesse Helms[edit]

Is there a source for the information about Jesse Helms and the 1976 convention? I had never heard this. Indeed, Jesse Helms' support in the 1976 primary in North Carolina is generally credited with keeping Reagan's campaign going into the convention. (See the Wikipedia entry for Jesse Helms.) The statement about "Draft Buckley" may thus need to be clarified (or even removed).

Appropriate citations added. I also added a website link for the hypercurious -- NBC news transcript from 1976: http://openweb.tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/1976-8/1976-08-11-NBC-2.html

"(Studio) Reagan forces say Buckley's move not stop-Ford plot by their people. North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms says he urged Buckley to enter race, but without Reagan's knowledge."

Jkp1187 16:14, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

"Last Senator not representing a major party"[edit]

Is this accurate? Isn't Jim Jeffords "not reprsenting a major party". (True, JLB was elected as a "Conservative", but he clearly had very strong ties to GOP....and since Jeffords bolted the GOP, but did NOT switch to Democratic Party, arguably he was more 'independent'.) Thoughts? Jkp1187 16:17, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

The passage has been changed to "He was the last Senator to be elected from a party other than the Democrats or Republicans." It's still inaccurate, though, because Lieberman was elected in 2006 as the candidate of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party, not as an independent. I don't see that the point is very important to Buckley's bio anyway, so I'm going to remove the paragraph. JamesMLane t c 10:44, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

In addition to Lieberman, there is another senator now serving who was elected as a third party candidate-- Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who is a member of the Socialist Party. He caucuses with the Democrats, but he runs as a Socialist, as he did when he was mayor and a member of the House. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Brooklynite (talkcontribs) 15:55, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Spliting the liberal vote?[edit]

There is some evidence that Buckley did not really split the liberal vote. =Rather, according to Buckley, a NY Post poll after the election showed that Buckley received a large portion of the blue colar vote, which in the context of the time was socially conservative (for example, middle aged union members not happy with the counter culture). Goodell, the Republican said that he did not drop out of the race because much of his support came from Republicans who otherwise would have voted for Buckley. Buckley recounted this in his recent oral history. Back in college (I attended school in New York in the late 1980s) one of my poli-sci professors felt that Buckley would have won a two way race. --Amcalabrese 16:54, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Bot-created subpage[edit]

A temporary subpage at User:Polbot/fjc/James Lane Buckley was automatically created by a perl script, based on this article at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. The subpage should either be merged into this article, or moved and disambiguated. Polbot (talk) 16:50, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

This must be wrong . . .[edit]

The first entry in Buckley's table of political offices suggests that Daniel Patrick Moynihan preceded him as Conservative party senate nominee, presumably in 1964. I suspect that the actual nominee was J. Daniel Mahoney, and someone got confused. WHPratt (talk) 14:58, 16 February 2010 (UTC) I checked the New York Times archives (Sept. 7, 1964, page 5 being a case in point). The Conservatives had hoped to run Claire Booth Luce for the U.S. Senate, but she backed out, and Henry Paolucci was the eventual nominee. The party had a quandary, as they were not permitted to cross-list the Republican electors for Barry Goldwater, and thus feared dividing Goldwater's vote. See NYT, Dec. 8, page 89 for the vote totals. J. Daniel Mahoney was the party's state chairman, and I still think that someone distorted his name into Daniel Patrick Moynihan's. I'll correct the listing. WHPratt (talk) 01:47, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Books addendum[edit]

A few years after being elected to the U.S. Senate, he wrote a book about his experiences entitled If Men Were Angels .... WHPratt (talk) 19:58, 13 August 2012 (UTC) Sorry about that, the title is listed in another section. It just seemed strange to credit him with three books in a sentence and then name only one, but no need for a revision. WHPratt (talk) 00:30, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Catawba Corporation[edit]

Is this the same company listed in the drop-down menu as 'Catawba Power Company' (which redirects to 'Duke Energy')? Harfarhs (talk) 21:39, 6 March 2014 (UTC) Buckley's wife Ann died in 2010. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AHopton (talkcontribs) 12:15, 7 May 2014 (UTC)