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Robert Heron Bork

Robert Heron Bork, American law educator, retired federal judge. Bar: Illinois 1953, District of Columbia 1977. Recipient Francis Boyer award American Enterprise Institute, 1984, Henry Salvatori prize Intercollegiate Services Institute, 1998. With United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1945-1946, 50-52. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science; member Federalist Society (co-chairman, board trustees).

Background

  • Bork, Robert Heron was born on March 1, 1927 in Pittsburgh. Son of Harry Philip and Elizabeth (Kunkle) Bork.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Chicago, 1948. Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1953. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Creighton University, 1975.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Notre Dame Law School, 1982. Doctor of Humane Letters, Wilkes-Barre College, 1976. Juris Doctor (honorary), Brooklyn Law School, 1984.

      Doctor of Theology, DeSales School Theology, 1990. Doctor of Laws honoris causa, Adelphi University, 1990.

    Career

    • Associate, then partner Kirkland, Ellis, Hodson, Chaffetz & Masters, Chicago, 1955-1962. Associate professor Yale Law School, 1962-1965, professor law, 1965-1975, on leave, 1973-1975. Solicitor general United States Department Justice, Washington, 1973-1977, acting attorney general, 1973-1974.

      Chancellor Kent professor law Yale Law School, 1977-1979, Alexander M. Bickel professor public law, 1979-1981. Partner Kirkland & Ellis, Washington, 1981-1982. Judge The United States of America Court Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit), 1982—1988.

      Resident scholar American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, 1977, adjunct scholar, 1977-1982, John M. Olin scholar in legal studies, 1988-1999, senior fellow, 2000—2003. Distinguished fellow Hudson Institute, since 2003. Professor law Ave Maria School Law, 2000—2003.

      Member, trustee Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1973-1978. Nominated for position associate justice Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1987, confirmation denied by United States Senate. Tad and Dianne Taube Distinguished visiting fellow Hoover Institution, 2003.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1953, District of Columbia 1977.

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    Membership

    With United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1945-1946, 50-52. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Federalist Society (co-chairman, board trustees).

    Connections

    • Married Claire Davidson, June 15, 1952 (deceased 1980). Children: Robert Heron, Charles E., Ellen E. Married Mary Ellen Pohl, October 30, 1982.
    • father: Harry Philip Bork
    • mother: Elizabeth (Kunkle) Bork
    • spouses: Claire Davidson
    • Mary Ellen Pohl
    • children: Robert Heron Bork
    • Charles E. Bork
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    • 1948
      University Chicago
    • 1953
      University Chicago
    • 1975
      Creighton University
    • 1982
      Notre Dame Law School
    • 1976
      Wilkes-Barre College
    • 1984
      Brooklyn Law School
    • 1990
      DeSales School Theology
    • 1990
      Adelphi University
    • 2003
      professor, law Ave Maria School Law
    • 1955 - 1962
      Associate, Kirkland
      Ellis, Kansas, United States
    • 1955 - 1962
      then partner, Kirkland
      Ellis, Kansas, United States
    • 1973 - 1977
      solicitor general United States Department Justice
      Washington, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      associate, professor Yale Law School
    • 1977
      resident, scholar American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
      Washington, United States
    • 1981 - 1982
      partner, Kirkland & Ellis
      Washington, United States
    • 1982 - 1988
      judge United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit)
    • 2003
      distinguished fellow, Hudson Institute
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      • Author: The Antitrust Paradox: A Policy at War with Itself, 1978, second edition, 1993, The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law, 1990, Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, 1996, Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges, 2002, A Country I Do Not Recognize: The Legal Assault on American Value, A Time To Speak, 2008.
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      • book: The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction, Second Edition (Springer Series in Statistics)
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      • book: Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Second Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
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