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Pierce Lively

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Preceded by  George Edwards
Name  Pierce Lively
Preceded by  Henry Brooks
Appointed by  Richard Nixon

Born  August 17, 1921 (age 94) Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. (1921-08-17)
Alma mater  Centre College University of Virginia
Education  University of Virginia School of Law, Centre College

Succeeded by  Albert J. Engel, Jr.

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.


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