Alfred S. Regnery

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Alfred S. Regnery (born November 21, 1942)[1] is an American conservative lawyer, author, and former publisher.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]


His father was Henry Regnery (1912–1996), founder of Regnery Publishing, a conservative publishing house founded in 1947.[2][6][7][8] He graduated from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin in 1965 and received a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, Wisconsin in 1971.[2][8]

He served as Legal Counsel to Republican Senator Paul Laxalt of Nevada and to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary.[4][8] From 1981 to 1986, he served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Land and Natural Resources Division of the United States Department of Justice.[2][3][8] In 1983, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as Head of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and he worked on the Meese Report.[2] He was a partner at the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Keller and Heckman LLP until 2003.[2]

He is the former President of Regnery Publishing.[2][4][8] From 2003 to 2012, he was the publisher of The American Spectator.[2][6][8] He was asked to resign by the Board of Directors of the American Spectator Foundation because of editorial differences.[6]

He serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and as a Trustee of the Philadelphia Society.[3][8][9]



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