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William Heflin Pierce

William Heflin Pierce, American lawyer, organization executive. Decorated Air medal (6), Silver Star, Legion of Merit, General Commendation ribbon with metal pendant; elected to Wisdom Hall of Fame, 1970.

Background

  • Pierce, William Heflin was born on June 30, 1908 in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. Son of Jacob Emory and Nannie (Heflin) Pierce.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Alabama, 1928, Juris Doctor, 1930.

    Career

    • Admitted to Alabama bar, 1930, also Supreme Court of the United States Court bar. Practice in Huntsville, 1930-1936, Montgomery, Alabama, 1936-1942. Attorney staff general counsel Department Agriculture, Atlanta, 1945-1958, member firm VanderZeyde & Pierce.

      Municipal judge, Miami Shores, Florida, 1966-1980.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Knights of Pythias, 1937-1980, trustee Grand Lodge of Alabama, 1948-1980, international supreme chancellor, 1958, also editor-in-chief publn., Pythian International. Served to major United States Army Air Force, World World War II. Member American, Federal, Dade County bar associations, Florida Bar, American Trial Lawyers Association, International Platform Association, American Judicature Society, Alabama Junior Chamber of Commerce (president 1930-1931), Chamber of Commerce Miami Shores (president 1966), Centennial Legion (chief staff old guard battalion 1959-1960), Dramatic Order Knights Khorassan, American Legion, 40 and 8, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Alpha Delta.

    Mason (32 degree, Knights Templar, Shriner), Elk. Clubs: Oasis Luncheon, Flamingo Dinner, Miami Shores Country.

    Connections

    • Married Virginia Louise Duke, June 8, 1933.
    • father: Jacob Emory Pierce
    • mother: Nannie (Heflin) Pierce
    • spouse: Virginia Louise Duke
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    Died January 24, 1980
    (aged 71)
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