Lawrence L. Piersol
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota|
November 22, 1993 – July 31, 2009
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Donald J. Porter|
|Succeeded by||Jeffrey L. Viken|
|Born||1940 (age 75–76)
Vermillion, South Dakota
|Alma mater||University of South Dakota (B.A.)
University of South Dakota School of Law (J.D.)
Lawrence Leroy Piersol (born 1940) is a United States federal judge.
Early life and education
Piersol was in the United States Army, JAG Corps from 1965 to 1968. He was in private practice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota from 1968 to 1993. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the South Dakota House of Representatives, serving as Minority Whip (1971 to 1972) and Majority Leader (1973 to 1974).
On August 6, 1993, Piersol was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota vacated by Donald J. Porter. Piersol was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 20, 1993, and received his commission on November 22, 1993. He served as chief judge from 1999 to 2005 and assumed senior status on July 31, 2009.
- Lawrence L. Piersol at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Donald James Porter
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
Jeffrey L. Viken