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Philip William Buchen

Philip William Buchen (February 27, 1916 – May 21, 2001) was an American attorney who served as White House Counsel during the Ford Administration.

Buchen was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the son of State Senator Gustave Buchen. In his youth he contracted polio and thereafter walked with a cane. He graduated from Sheboygan High School in 1935 and received his J.D. degree in 1941 from the University of Michigan, where he met Gerald Ford. At Michigan, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. 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. He served as chief White House Counsel with Cabinet rank for the duration of Ford's presidency. 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.

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Some of their strengths

Philip William Buchen has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Generous, Intuitive, Hardworking, Intelligent, Inquisitive, Practical, and Confident.

Soulful and Understanding

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Philip William Buchen is someone who is a soulful, understanding, and conscious person, who combines smarts with a deep talent for creativity and imagination. A person who is known for being diligent and strong.

Strong and Resilient

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Philip William Buchen well know them as someone who can be strong, expansive, and stable like a big tree.

Methodical and Exacting

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Philip William Buchen as someone who is careful, methodical, and a perfectionist.

A person who forms successful business partnerships, who appreciates the variety the world has to offer, who takes a frugal approach to life and tends to be a workaholic, and who engages in things that let them express their opinion.

Realistic and Skillful

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Philip William Buchen is someone who is able to separate emotions from reality, see the world in terms of right or wrong, and who is very good at getting things done.

They are also someone who is mysterious, intuitive, and diplomatic, and who has a keen intuition, charisma, and a focus on balance and partnership.

Creative and Imaginative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Philip William Buchen tends to be someone who is sensitive, imaginative, creative, and somewhat of a dreamer. Who is intuitive and compassionate, and who has a friendly, easygoing, calming and relaxing effect on people and for whom friends and family mean the world.

Some of Philip William Buchen's challenges

While Philip William Buchen has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Philip William Buchen can be Stubborn, Indecisive, Unrealistic, Suspicious, Hesitant, Narcissistic, and Sensitive.

Indecisive and Unrealistic

One of Philip William Buchen's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as indecisive and unrealistic.

Sensitive and Critical

Philip William Buchen is someone who can be insecure, critical, and pessimistic, who can have difficulty relaxing, can be possessive and jealous, and who can have difficulty listening to others' opinions and perspectives and make hasty decisions.

Lethargic and Unrealistic

Finally, Philip William Buchen also can be too soft, lazy and lethargic, and who can have difficulty finding others who share a similarly dreamy outlook on life.

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