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Edward Livingston

Edward Livingston

State of Residency: Louisiana
Appointment: May 24, 1831
Entry on Duty: May 24, 1831
Termination of Appointment: May 29, 1833
Presidency: Jackson
Note: Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on Jan 12, 1832

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Profile
Born: May 28, 1764
Died: May 23, 1836
Married: Mary McEvers (died); Louise Moreau de Lassy
Education: College of New Jersey
Occupation: Lawyer


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Notable Events

  • Prepared a penal code for Louisiana, though not adopted, brought him fame

  • Engaged in a protracted controversy with federal government over title to land known as Butture Sainte Marie,  which was finally decided in his favor


  • Previous Secretary of State: Martin Van Buren
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