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Edward Livingston (1764–1836)


Bushrod Washington and Edward Livingston were occasional correspondents.


Edward Livingston, brother of Robert R. Livingston and brother-in-law of Anne Home Shippen Livingston, was born on 28 May 1764 in Clermont, New York. Following admittance to the bar, he practiced law in New York City. His political career began with three consecutive terms in Congress (17951801) and two terms as mayor of New York City (180103).


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"Enclosure: Edward Livingston’s Bill of Complaint against Thomas Jefferson, [ca. July 1810]," Founders Online, National Archives, [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series, vol. 2, 16 November 1809 to 11 August 1810, ed. J. Jefferson Looney. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005, pp. 546–550.]

"Biographies of the Secretaries of State: Edward Livingston (17641836)," Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State.

Philip English MacKey, "Edward Livingston and the Origins of the Movement to Abolish Capital Punishment in America," Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association, Volume 16, Number 2 (Spring 1975), 145–166.

Edward Livingston at Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Edward Livingston at Find a Grave.

Edward Livingston at FamilySearch.