Robert Bork

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Robert Bork
Judge of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
February 9, 1982 – February 5, 1988
Nominated byRonald Reagan
Preceded byCarl McGowan
Succeeded byClarence Thomas
United States Attorney General
In office
October 20, 1973 – December 17, 1973
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byElliot Richardson
Succeeded byWilliam Saxbe
United States Solicitor General
In office
June 1973 – January 1977
PresidentRichard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded byErwin Griswold
Succeeded byWade McCree
Personal details
Robert Heron Bork

(1927-03-01)March 1, 1927
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedDecember 19, 2012(2012-12-19) (aged 85)
Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Claire Davidson (1952–1980)
Mary Ellen Pohl (1982–2012)
Alma materUniversity of Chicago

Robert Heron "Bob" Bork (March 1, 1927 – December 19, 2012[1]) was an American writer, politician, lawyers, and legal scholar who was nominated by Ronald Reagan to be part of the Supreme Court in 1987, but his nomination was rejected by the Senate. He was the United States Solicitor General and acting United States Attorney General.

Bork was born on March 1, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[2] He studied at the University of Chicago. He was married to Claire Davidson from 1952 until her death in 1980. Then he was married to Mary Ellen Pohl from 1982 until his death in 2012. With Davidson he had three children. Bork died on December 19, 2012 from heart disease.[3]

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  1. "Judge Robert H. Bork, conservative icon, dies at 85". The Washington Post. December 19, 2012.
  2. Think Tank Biography: Robert Bork
  3. Ethan Bronner (December 19, 2012). "Robert H. Bork, Conservative Jurist, Dies at 85". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-12-17. Robert H. Bork, a former solicitor general, federal judge and conservative legal theorist whose 1987 nomination to the United States Supreme Court was rejected by the Senate in a historic political battle whose impact is still being felt, died on Wednesday in Arlington, Va. He was 85. His death, of complications of heart disease, was confirmed by his son Robert H. Bork Jr.

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