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James Edwin Livingston

Twenty-Third Chief Justice

 

—1951-1971 —

 
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By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
1. James Edwin Livingston Marker
Inscription. A native of Notasulga in Macon County, Alabama, he was the son of Mrs. Stella Elizabeth (Burks) Livingston and Mr. James Cooper Livingston of Macon County.

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
James Edwin Livingston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
2. James Edwin Livingston Marker
County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Dexter Avenue and North Decatur Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
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By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
3. Close-up view
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By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
4. RSA Dexter Ave Bldg Courtyard
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By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
5. Associate Justices
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By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
6. Timeline
RSA Dexter Avenue Building image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
7. RSA Dexter Avenue Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on July 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 14, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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