|Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit|
January 1, 1989 – March 12, 2016
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit|
October 1, 1983 – March 31, 1988
|Preceded by||George Clifton Edwards, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Albert J. Engel, Jr.|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit|
October 5, 1972 – January 1, 1989
|Appointed by||Richard Nixon|
|Preceded by||Henry Luesing Brooks|
|Succeeded by||Alice M. Batchelder|
|Born||Franklin Pierce Lively
August 17, 1921
|Died||March 12, 2016(aged 94)|
|Alma mater||Centre College
University of Virginia
Franklin Pierce Lively (August 17, 1921 – March 12, 2016) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Lively received a Bachelor of Arts 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 Bachelor of Laws 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 from 1949 to 1972.
Federal judicial service
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. He stopped hearing cases on December 31, 2007, but remained in senior status until his death on March 12, 2016.
- Pierce Lively at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
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