Dr. Buckner is born in Springfield, Missouri to Ernest Godfrey and Mary Helen Buckner.
Dr. Buckner receives a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College.
Dr. Buckner receives a Master of Science in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Buckner marries Lorraine Catherine Anderson.
Dr. Buckner receives a Doctor of Philosophy in nuclear engineering from Stanford University.
Dr. Buckner becomes a manager in the Analysis Department of EG&G, Inc. in Bedford, Massachusetts.
Dr. Buckner becomes director of electronic data processing, controller, and vice president of financial operations at Eastern Gas & Fuel Association in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Buckner graduates from an Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.
Dr. Buckner becomes executive vice president, chief operating officer and director of Waters Association, Inc. in Milford, Massachusetts.
Dr. Buckner becomes vice president and chief financial officer of Prime Computer, Inc. in Natick, Massachusetts.
Dr. Buckner becomes senior vice president and chief financial officer of EG&G, Inc. in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Dr. Buckner becomes vice chairman and chief financial officer of Control Data Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dr. Buckner becomes chairman of Pensco Pension Services Inc. in San Francisco, California.
Dr. Buckner becomes chairman of Bohdan Automation, Inc. in Mundelein, Illinois.
Dr. Buckner is a founding member of Music Meme LLC in San Francisco, California.