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William Frank Buckley, Sr.

Born: Jul 11, 1881

Death: Oct 5, 1958

Birthplace: Washington-on-the-Brazos

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

William Frank Buckley, Sr.

Date of Birth : Jul 11, 1881
Date of Death : Oct 5, 1958
Birth Place : Washington-on-the-Brazos

William Frank Buckley, Sr. was a Texan lawyer and oil developer who became influential in Mexican politics during the term of President Victoriano Huerta and was expelled from Mexico during the Presidency of Alvaro Obregon. He became wealthy due to his interests in oil exploration and speculation. Buckley was the father of ten children, including William F. Buckley, Jr., the author and founder of National Review magazine, and of James L. Buckley, a U.S. Senator from New York. He was the grandfather of Christopher Buckley, an author and humorist.


  • Lawyer
  • Businessperson


  • William F. Buckley, Jr.
  • James L. Buckley
  • Patricia Buckley Bozell
  • Priscilla Buckley
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