Robert Heron Bork

Personal

Birthday: 
3/1/1927
Birthplace: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Date of Death: 
12/19/2012
Place of Death: 
Arlington, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Marine Corps, 1945-1946, 1950-1952
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1955-1962
Professor, Yale Law School, 1962-1981
Solicitor general of the United States, 1973-1977
Acting attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1973-1974
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982

Nominated to Supreme Court of the United States, July 7, 1987; rejected by Senate, October 23, 1987

Education

Name of School: 
University of Chicago
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1948
Name of School - Second: 

University of Chicago Law School

The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America 's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. Learning is participatory. Chicago does not seek to impose a single viewpoint or style of thought on its students. Instead, our faculty exposes students to contrasting views, confident in students' abilities to choose their own paths.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1953

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Court Name: 

District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
2/9/1982
Termination Date: 
2/5/1988
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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