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William F. Buckley, Jr.

William F. Buckley, Jr. at the second Inauguration of President Ronald Reagan, photographed by Bert Goulait on January 21, 1985.
William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925 – 2008). 1

An American conservative author and commentator, who founded the National Review. Buckley played the piano and harpsichord.

[Buckley’s] early schooling in the family home… consisted of formal piano lessons.  Over the years… it was Bach and the harpsichord Buckley grew to treasure.  In a self-interview in 1989 for the New York Times, 'Buckley, Why on Earth?…,' he describes his solo harpsichord performance of Bach’s F Minor concerto with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra: 'It was fun finding out that a lapsed amateur can, if he is willing to spend lots and lots of time on the problem, manage to draw on a lifetime of devotion to a composer and play creditably for eight and one-half minutes one of his beautiful concertos.'
William F. Buckley and William F. Meehan from Conversations with William F. Buckley Jr. 2
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Happme22.  "William F. Buckley, Jr. at the 2nd Inauguration of President Ronald Reagan, Photographed by SPC 5 Bert Goulait, US Military, 21 Jan. 1985."  Photograph.  Military Photo, PD.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 29 Feb. 2008.  Web.  26 Sept. 2015.  Public Domain.
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Buckley, William Frank, and William F. Meehan III, ed.  Conversations with William F. Buckley Jr.  Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2009: xii.  Google Books.  Web.  18 Oct. 2015.