Lawrence L. Piersol

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lawrence Leroy Piersol
Lawrence Piersol.jpg
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
Assumed office
July 31, 2009
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
In office
1999–2005
Preceded by Richard Howard Battey
Succeeded by Karen Schreier
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
In office
November 22, 1993 – July 31, 2009
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Donald James Porter
Succeeded by Jeffrey L. Viken
Personal details
Born Lawrence Leroy Piersol
1940 (age 76–77)
Vermillion, South Dakota
Political party Democratic
Education University of South Dakota B.A.
University of South Dakota School of Law J.D.

Lawrence Leroy Piersol (born 1940) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Vermillion, South Dakota, Piersol received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Dakota in 1962 and a Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1965.

Career[edit]

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).[1]

Judicial service[edit]

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 James 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "News". 

External links[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Richard Howard Battey
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
1999–2005
Succeeded by
Karen Schreier
Preceded by
Donald James Porter
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
1993–2009
Succeeded by
Jeffrey L. Viken