The Eleventh Judicial Circuit regretfully announces the passing of Retired Judge and former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald Kogan on March 4th. He was 87.
Former Chief Justice Kogan was appointed to the Circuit Court in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in 1980, and in 1984 he was appointed Administrative Judge of the Criminal Division, where he served in that capacity until his appointment to the Florida Supreme Court in January, 1987. He served as Chief Justice from 1996 to 1998.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will hold a private burial and service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Debbie Kogan Lyda Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1530 3rd Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35294, or a charity of your choice.
The Florida Supreme Court's In Memoriam on former Chief Justice Kogan may be viewed here.
Photo courtesy of the Florida Supreme Court.