Alfred S. Regnery


J.D. University of Wisconsin Law School, 1971

B.A. Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, 1965.


Mr. Regnery is a private consultant.  Among other projects, he has been Managing Director of the Paul Revere Project since May of 2012. 

Mr. Regnery was Publisher of The American Spectator, a monthly magazine of politics, international affairs and culture, from May, 2003 until February 2012. Prior to joining The American Spectator, Mr. Regnery was the President and Publisher of Regnery Publishing, Inc., a Washington D.C. book publishing firm, which position he had held since 1986. During his tenure there he published over 250 titles,  23 of which were  New York Times bestsellers. 

During the Reagan Administration he served in the US Justice Department as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Land and Natural Resources Division, (1981-1983), and as Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (1983-1986), the Department's largest grant making agency. 

In 1986, he was co-founder of  the Washington law firm of Leighton & Regnery, which handled a variety of business-related matters. That firm merged with the Washington law firm of Keller and Heckman  in 1993, where Mr. Regnery continued in an Of Counsel capacity until 2003. 

From 1978 until 1981 he served as Counsel to Senator Paul Laxalt, (R-NV) and was Minority Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee.  

Mr. Regnery practiced general business law in Madison, Wisconsin from 1971 until 1978. 


Mr. Regnery serves on the following  boards: 

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Wilmington, De. (Chairman)

Eagle Publishing, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Institute for International Studies, Washington, D.C.

American Foreign Policy Council, Washington, D.C.

Phillips Foundation, Washington, D.C.

The Jamestown Foundation, Washington, D.C. 

Foundation for American Studies, Washington, D.C. (chairman),

The Institute of World Politics, Washington, D.C.

The Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, Arlington, Va. 


Mr. Regnery's writings have been published in many magazines and periodicals, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, National Review and Policy Review, The Wall Street Journal and The American Spectator. 

He is the author of Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism, a history of the conservative movement from 1945 to the present, published in 2007 by Simon & Schuster. 

He lives in Alexandria, Virginia and Rappahannock County, Virginia. He has four grown children. He is a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Washington, Va.  He was born on November 21, 1942  in Chicago. His avocations include farming, woodworking, mountain climbing and playing chamber music.

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