James Edwin Livingston

James Edwin Livingston (HM1BAL)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36130 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.677', W 86° 18.194'

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Twenty-Third Chief Justice

— 1951-1971 —

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 1920 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.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 565542 N 3582543
Decimal Degrees32.37795000, -86.30323333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.677', W 86° 18.194'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 40.62" N, 86° 18' 11.64" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 445 Dexter Ave, Montgomery AL 36130, US
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