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Paul Julian Liacos, state supreme judicial court chief justice. Bar: Massachusetts 1952, United States District Court Massachusetts 1954, United States Court Military Appeals 1955, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1971, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980.


Liacos, Paul Julian was born on November 20, 1929 in Peabody, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James A. and Pitsa K. (Karis) Liacos.


AB magna cum laude, Boston University College Liberal Arts, 1950. Bachelor of Laws magna cum laude, Boston University, 1952. Master of Laws, Harvard University, 1953.

Diploma, Air Command and Staff School, 1954. Doctor of Laws, Suffolk University, 1984. Doctor of Laws, New England School Law, 1985.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Salem State College, 1988. Doctor of Laws, Northeastern University, 1991. Doctor of Laws, Boston University, 1996.


Partner firm, Liacos and Liacos, Peabody, Massachusetts, 1952-1976;professor of law, Boston University, 1952-1976; Adjunct Professor law, Boston University, 1976-1989;associate justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 1976-1989;chief justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 1989-1996;Distinguished lecturer on law, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1972;lecturer, Suffolk U. School Law, 1978-1979;United States Constitution Bicentennial lecturer, Boston Public Library., 1987;consultant on staffing and personnel, Attorney General of Massachusetts, 1974-1975;lecturer on criminal evidence, Boston Police Academy, 1963-1964;reporter, New England Conference on Defense of the Indigent, Harvard Law School, 1963;reader and consultant on legal manuscripts, Little, Brown & Company, Boston, 1968-1976;editorial consultant, Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 1968-1969;member, State Ethics Commission, since 1998. Member steering committee Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law, Boston, 1969-1972. Chairman of Commission on discrimination in the courts Conference of Chief Justices, 1993-1996.


Trustee Suffolk University, Boston, 1993-1999. Trustee, member executive committee Chamberlayne School and Junior College, Boston, 1982-1984. Trustee Anatolia College, Salonika, Greece, 1980-1999, executive committee, 1986-1989.

Honorary trustee Deree-Pierce Colleges, Athens, 1976-1999. Corporation member Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989-1996. Member American Bar Association (judicial certified of appreciation 1994), Association of Trial Lawyers of America (editor 1968-1973, Outstanding State Appellate Judge 1982), Massachusetts Bar Association (criminal law committee 1964-1966), Essex County Bar Association, Peabody Bar Association, Greater Lowell Bar Association (honorary), Harvard Law School Association, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court History Society (chairman since 1996), Boston University Law School Alumni Association (Silver Shingle award 1977), Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Maureen G. McKean, October 6, 1954. Children: James P., Diana M., Mark C., Gregory A.