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William Frank Buckley, Jr.

Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Death: February 27, 2008 (82)
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States (fatal heart attack)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Frank Buckley, Sr. and Aloise Josephine Antonia Buckley
Husband of Patricia Buckley
Father of Christopher Taylor Buckley
Brother of Priscilla Buckley; Patricia Buckley Bozell; Reid Buckley; Maureen O'Reilly; James L. Buckley, U.S. Senator and 3 others

Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About William Frank Buckley, Jr.

William Frank Buckley, Jr. (November 24, 1925 – February 27, 2008) was an American conservative author and commentator. He founded the political magazine National Review in 1955, which had a major impact in stimulating the conservative movement. He hosted 1,429 episodes of the television show Firing Line (1966–1999) where he became known for his transatlantic accent and wide vocabulary. He also wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column and numerous spy novels.

Death: suffered a fatal heart attack. At the time of his death, he had been suffering from emphysema and diabetes

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William Frank Buckley, Jr.'s Timeline

November 24, 1925
New York, New York, United States
September 28, 1952
New York, New York, United States
February 27, 2008
Age 82
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States