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Edward Livingston
United States Minister to France
In office
September 30, 1833 â€“ April 29, 1835
Appointed by Andrew Jackson
Preceded by William C. Rives
Succeeded by Lewis Cass
11th United States Secretary of State
In office
May 24, 1831 â€“ May 29, 1833
President Andrew Jackson
Preceded by Martin Van Buren
Succeeded by Louis McLane
United States Senator
from Louisiana
In office
March 4, 1829 â€“ May 24, 1831
Preceded by Charles Dominique Joseph Bouligny
Succeeded by George A. Waggaman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana’s 1st congressional district
In office
March 4, 1823 â€“ March 3, 1829
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Edward Douglass White, Sr.
46th Mayor of New York City
In office
1801–1803
Preceded by Richard Varick
Succeeded by DeWitt Clinton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s 2nd congressional district
In office
March 4, 1795 â€“ March 3, 1801
Preceded by John Watts
Succeeded by Samuel L. Mitchill
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
1820
Personal details
Born (1764-05-28)May 28, 1764
Clermont, Province of New York
Died May 23, 1836(1836-05-23) (aged 71)
Rhinebeck, New York, USA
Political party Democratic, Democratic-Republican
Spouse(s) Mary McEvers,
Louise d’Avezac de Castera
Alma mater College of New Jersey
Profession Lawyer, politician, diplomat

By this act the president alone is empowered to make the law, to fix in his mind what acts, words, what thoughts or looks, shall constitute such a crime.
Edward Livingston
It means that through knowledge have come responsibility and hope, and through both, action.
Edward Livingston
No nation ever yet found any inconvenience from too close an inspection into the conduct of its officers, but many have been brought to ruin and reduced to slavery by suffering gradual impositions and abuses.
Edward Livingston