Pierce Lively

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Pierce Lively
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
January 1, 1989 – March 12, 2016
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
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
In office
October 5, 1972 – January 1, 1989
Appointed by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Henry Luesing Brooks
Succeeded by Alice M. Batchelder
Personal details
Born Franklin Pierce Lively
(1921-08-17)August 17, 1921
Louisville, Kentucky
Died March 12, 2016(2016-03-12) (aged 94)
Alma mater Centre College B.A.
University of Virginia School of Law LL.B.
Profession Attorney

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.

Biography[edit]

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[edit]

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.[1]

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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