(Fergus) Reid Buckley (born July 14, 1930 in Paris, France) is an American writer, speaker, and educator. Among his books is a history of his family, An American Family—The Buckleys (2008), which primarily focuses on his father, William Frank Buckley, Sr. Reid's brother, the late William F. Buckley, Jr., is the best known member of the family. He graduated from Yale University in 1952, where he was a member of Skull and Bones.
Reid Buckley is the founder of The Buckley School of Public Speaking. His brief biography from the School's website reads:
- Reid Buckley has been a champion public speaker since his debating days at Yale. During the 1960s and 1970s, he toured the United States, taking on liberal columnist Max Lerner in clashes that have been compared to the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Among his published works are novels and several books on speaking and writing, the most recent being Strictly Speaking: Reid Buckley’s Indispensable Handbook on Public Speaking.
After Simon & Schuster's Author Page:
- Reid Buckley, founder and head of the Buckley School of Public Speaking, graduated from Yale. During the 1960s and 1970s, he toured the United States, taking on liberal columnist Max Lerner. He is the author of the novels The Eye of the Hurricane, and the fiction trilogy Canticle of the Thrush, Servants and Their Masters, as well as several books on speaking and writing. He has also written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, and National Review. He lives in South Carolina.
- 1999, Strictly Speaking: Reid Buckley’s Indispensable Handbook on Public Speaking, McGraw-Hill, 336 p.
- 2008, An American Family – The Buckleys, Threshold Editions, Simon & Schuster, New York, 459 p.
- 2010, Speaking in Public: Buckley's Techniques for Winning Arguments and Getting Your Point Across, HarperCollins, 239 p.