Pierce Lively

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Pierce Lively
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
October 1, 1983 – March 31, 1988
Preceded by George Edwards
Succeeded by Albert Engel
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
October 5, 1972 – January 1, 1989
Appointed by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Henry Brooks
Succeeded by Alice Batchelder
Personal details
Born (1921-08-17) August 17, 1921 (age 92)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Alma mater Centre College
University of Virginia

Franklin Pierce Lively (born August 17, 1921) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Lively received an A.B. from Centre College in 1943 and served as a Lieutenant (J.G.) in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He received an LL.B. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1948, and was a law clerk to Shackelford Miller, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit from 1948 to 1949. Lively was in private practice in Danville, Kentucky from 1949 to 1972.

On September 12, 1972, Lively was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit vacated by Henry Luesing Brooks. Lively was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 3, 1972, and received his commission on October 5, 1972. He served as chief judge from 1983 to 1988, assuming senior status on January 1, 1989 and retired on December 31, 2007.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Henry Brooks
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
1972–1989
Succeeded by
Alice Batchelder
Preceded by
George Edwards
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
1983–1988
Succeeded by
Albert Engel