History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Piersol, Lawrence L.
Born 1940 in Vermillion, SD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota
Nominated by William J. Clinton on August 6, 1993, to a seat vacated by Donald J. Porter. Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1993, and received commission on November 22, 1993. Served as chief judge, 1999-2005. Assumed senior status on July 31, 2009.

Education:
University of South Dakota, B.A., 1962
University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., 1965

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1965-1968
Private practice, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1968-1993

 

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