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Edward Livingston (1764-1836), a member of the wealthy Livingston family of Columbia County, New York, was a lawyer and the mayor of New York City (1801-03). He later moved to New Orleans, where he represented Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives (1823 to 1829) and in the U.S. Senate (1829-31). Livingston succeeded Van Buren as secretary of state in Andrew Jackson's cabinet in 1831 and went on to serve as U.S. minister plenipotentiary to France (1833-35). 

Citations

"Edward Livingston," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, accessed 29 March 2021.

Charles Havens Hunt, Life of Edward Livingston (D. Appleton, 1864).