Lawrence Warren Pierce

Personal

Birthday: 
1924
Birthplace: 
Philadelphia, PA
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, 1943-1946
Staff attorney, Legal Aid Society, New York City, 1951-1953
Assistant district attorney, Kings County, New York, 1954-1961
Deputy commissioner of police, New York City, 1961-1963
Director, New York State Division for Youth, 1963-1966
Chairman, New York State Narcotic Addiction Control Commission, 1966-1970
Visiting professor, Graduate School of Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany, 1970-1971

Education

Name of School: 
St. Joseph`s College (now St. Joseph`s University)
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1948
Name of School - Second: 

Fordham University School of Law

The mission of the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service draws upon the Jesuit tradition of fostering social justice through education, research, and service. By building on its location in the economically, racially and culturally diverse environment of the greater New York City metropolitan region, the School seeks to provide outstanding social work education, guided by humanistic values and a global perspective, focusing on service to and research with individuals, families and groups, organizations, and communities. The School advocates for improving the quality of life for society's most vulnerable populations through teaching, practice, influencing policy, and the development and dissemination of knowledge.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1951

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Court Name: 

New York Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
5/20/1971
Termination Date: 
11/30/1981
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
11/18/1981
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
1/1/1990
Termination Date - Second: 
3/31/1995
Termination Reason - Second: 
Retirement
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