Pierce Lively, American federal judge, Died at 94

  Law, Military

Franklin Pierce Lively was born on August 17, 1921, and died on March 12, 2016.

He was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

In the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II, from 1943 to 1946 he had received a Bachelor of Arts from Centre College in 1943 and served as a Lieutenant (J.G.).

Pierce gained his Bachelors 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.

And, he was in private practice in Danville from 1949 to 1972.

Pierce 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. On September 12, 1972,

Pierce Lively was approved by the United States Senate on October 3, 1972, and received his commission on October 5, 1972.

Also, serving as a chief judge from 1983 to 1988, assuming senior status on January 1, 1989.

He decided to stop trying cases on December 31, 2007, but remained in senior status until his death on March 12, 2016

Pierce Lively passed away at 94 yrs old