Perhaps no distinguished jurist in American history has endured more vicious political attack than Bark suffered at the hands of liberals determined to block his nomination to the Supreme Court.
Bork, a Marine in two wars, was seen by liberals as too tough for the high court.
Born: March 1, 1927, Pittsburgh.
Family: Married Claire Davidson; she died, 1980. Children: Robert, Charles and Ellen. Married Mary and Ellen Pohl, 1982. One granddaughter.
Education: University of Chicago, bachelor's degree, 1948; law degree, 1953.
Career: Active duty, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1945-46 and 1950-52; private law practice, Chicago; professor, Yale Law School; U.S. solicitor general; acting attorney general; circuit judge, US. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Books: The Antitrust Paradox, 1978; The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law, 1990; Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, 1996.
For Relaxation: "I read and talk to friends. I like to read mystery stories, most of them unfortunately of the last generation: Dorothy Sayers. John Dickson Carr."
Robert Bork is the John M. Olin Scholar in Legal Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and author of last year's bestselling Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, a detailed and devastating look at contemporary American culture. His nomination to the Supreme Court by President Reagan in 1987 was scuttled in some of the …