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Robert Bork

Robert BorkAKA Robert Heron Bork

Born: 1-Mar-1927
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Died: 19-Dec-2012
Location of death: Arlington, VA
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Fired Archibald Cox, later got himself borked

Military service: USMC Reserve (1945-46, 1950-52)

Father: Harry Philip Bork (steel company purchasing agent)
Mother: Elisabeth Kunkle (schoolteacher)
Wife: Claire Davidson (Jewish, m. 1952, d. 1980, cancer, two sons, one daughter)
Daughter: Ellen Bork
Son: Robert O. Bork
Son: Charles Bork
Wife: Mary Ellen Pohl (former nun, m. 1982)

    High School: Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT
    University: BA, University of Chicago (1948)
    Law School: JD, University of Chicago (1953)
    Professor: Ave Maria School of Law

    US Appeals Court Judge, DC Circuit (1982-88)
    US Solicitor General (1973-77)
    Texas Review of Law & Politics Board of Advisors
    American Civil Rights Union Policy Board
    Defenders of Property Rights Board of Advisors
    Federalist Society
    Hoover Institution
    Hudson Institute
    American Enterprise Institute
    John McCain 2008
    National Legal Center for the Public Interest
    Restoring the American Dream Board of Directors
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Netscape Consultant
    Watergate Scandal Fired Archibald Cox after William Ruckelshaus refused
    Converted to Catholicism 2003 (formerly a "generic Protestant")
    Evolution Skeptics

Author of books:
The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law (1991, Simon & Schuster)
Slouching Toward Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline (1996, HarperCollins)
Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges (2003, American Enterprise Institute)


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