Philip W. Buchen
|White House Counsel|
September 1975 – January 20, 1977
|Preceded by||William Casselman|
|Succeeded by||Robert Lipshutz|
February 27, 1916|
Sheboygan, Wisconsin U.S.
|Died||May 21, 2001
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
Philip William Buchen (February 27, 1916 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin – May 21, 2001 in Washington, D.C.) was an American attorney who served as White House Counsel during the Ford Administration. While still a child he contracted polio and thereafter walked with a cane.
Buchen graduated from Sheboygan High School in 1935 and received his law degree in 1941 from the University of Michigan, where he met Gerald Ford. He opened a law practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan with Ford in May 1941. Buchen continued to practice law in Grand Rapids until 1974, when he came to Washington to serve on Vice President Ford's staff; after Ford became president in August, Buchen was appointed White House counsel, serving until 1977. When Ford left office, Buchen remained in Washington, practicing law with the firm of Dewey Ballantine until 1995. Buchen served on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts from 1977 to 1981.
- Thomas E. Luebke, ed., Civic Art: A Centennial History of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, 2013): Appendix B, p. 541.
Civic Art: A Centennial History of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, 2013).
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