MARCH 11, 2004 - Posted at 7:35 a.m. CDT
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Former Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice John A. Fogleman, known for his influence on state case law, died Wednesday at his home. He was 92.
Fogleman, a Marion native who spent 70 years in the legal profession, became an associate justice on the state Supreme Court in 1976. In 1981, then-Governor Bill Clinton appointed Fogleman as chief justice.
He retired from the high court a year later and taught law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock while continuing to practice law in Little Rock.
Fogleman also served for a time as president of the Arkansas Bar Association.
During his tenure on the bench, he wrote over 1,000 opinions. In 1977, Fogleman wrote the majority opinion on a case that found the state's death penalty unconstitutional.