James Lane Buckley (born March 9, 1923) is an American jurist, politician, civil servant, attorney, businessman, and author.
In 1970, Buckley was elected to the U.S.
Senate as the nominee of the Conservative Party of New York; he won 39 percent of the vote and served from 1971 until 1977.
During the first Reagan administration, Buckley served as Undersecretary of State for International Security Affairs.
He was also President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty from 1982 to 1985.
Buckley was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on October 16, 1985.
He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 17, 1985 and received commission on December 17, 1985.