Livingston County Michigan was named for:

Edward Livingston


LIVINGSTON, Edward (1764-1836), U.S. statesman, brother of the U.S. 
statesman and diplomat Robert R. Livingston, born in Clermont, N.Y., 
and educated at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton 
University). He practiced law in New York City and was a member of 
the U.S. House of Representatives from 1795 to 1801 and mayor of New 
York City from 1801 to 1803. In 1804 he moved to New Orleans and in 
1815 served on the staff of Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson during the 
Battle of New Orleans. He drafted a legal code for Louisiana and 
represented the state in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1823 
to 1829 and in the U.S. Senate from 1829 to 1831. He was U.S. 
secretary of state from 1831 to 1833 and minister to France from 
1833 to 1835. 


Livingston, Edward (1764-1836) Nephew of Philip Livingston and William 
Livingston; brother of Robert R. Livingston. Born in Livingston Manor, N.Y., 
May 28, 1764. U.S. Representative from New York, 1795-1801 (1st District 
1795-99, 2nd District 1799-1801); mayor of New York, N.Y., 1801-03; U.S. 
District Attorney for New York, 1801-03; member of Louisiana state house of 
representatives, 1820; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 
1823-29; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1829-31; U.S. Secretary of State, 
1831-33; U.S. Minister to France, 1833-35. Died May 23, 1836. Original 
interment a private or family graveyard, Columbia County, N.Y.; reinterment to 
unknown location. Livingston counties in Ill., Mich. and Mo. are named for 
him. (See also his congressional biography.) 


LIVINGSTON, Edward (1764-1836) Biographical Information 
LIVINGSTON, Edward, 1764-1836
Years of Service: 1829-1831 
Party: Jacksonian 



LIVINGSTON, Edward, (brother of Robert R. Livingston and cousin of Philip 
Livingston and William Livingston), a Representative from New York and a 
Representative and a Senator from Louisiana; born in Clermont, Livingston 
Manor, N.Y., May 28, 1764; attended private schools; graduated from the 
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1781; studied law in 
Albany, N.Y.; was admitted to the bar in 1785 and commenced practice in 
New York City; elected from New York to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth 
Congresses (March 4, 1795-March 3, 1801); chairman, Committee on Commerce 
and Manufactures (Fifth Congress); United States district attorney 
1801-1803; mayor of New York City 1801-1803; moved to New Orleans, La., in 
1804; engaged in the practice of law and in the real estate business; 
author of a legal code for Louisiana; served at the Battle of New Orleans; 
member, State house of representatives 1820; elected from Louisiana to the 
Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 
1829); elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1829, 
until May 24, 1831, when he resigned, having been appointed to the 
Cabinet; Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Andrew Jackson 
1831-1833; Minister Plenipotentiary to France 1833-1835; inherited from 
his sister ‘Montgomery Place,’ on the Hudson River, Barrytown, Dutchess 
County, N.Y., and died there May 23, 1836; interment in the family vault 
at ‘Clermont,’ Columbia County, N.Y.; remains later removed to Rhinebeck, 
N.Y. 



Bibliography
DAB; Hatcher, William. Edward Livingston: Jeffersonian Republican and 
Jacksonian Democrat. 1940. Reprint. Gloucester, Mass.: P. Smith, 1970; 
Livingston, Edward. The Complete Works of Edward Livingston on Criminal 
Jurisprudence. 2 vols. 1873. Reprint. Montclair, NJ: Patterson Smith, 
1868.

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