Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
James Edwin Livingston
Twenty-Third Chief Justice
Chief Justice Livingston attended the public school of Macon County and Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University). He obtained his law degree from the University of Alabama in 1918 and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army. He was one of five brothers who served during World War I. After serving in the U.S. Army, he practiced law in Tuscaloosa as partner in the firm of Livingston and Smith from 1919 to 1920 and with Livingston, Smith, and Livingston from 1920 to 1940. He was part-time instructor of law at The University of Alabama for 18 years (1922-1940); elected Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama in 1940; re-elected in 1946; appointed Chief Justice on February 28, 1951, to fill the unexpired term of Chief Justice Lucien Gardner, who had retired due to ill health; and re-elected Chief Justice in 1952, 1958 and 1964.
On December 27, 1913, J. Ed Livingston married Marie Wise of Lafayette, Alabama. They had two sons, Willard Wise Livingston and Edwin Burks Livingston.
Location. 32° 22.677′ N, 86° 18.194′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 445 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clement Clay "Bo" Torbert, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Howell Thomas Heflin (here, next to this marker); Lucien Dunbibben Gardner (here, next to this marker); Ernest C. “Sonny” Hornsby (a few steps from this marker); History of the Alabama State Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonathan Coggswell Farley / Montgomery's First Election (within shouting distance of this marker); Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
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