Bob Livingston Donates Papers to Tulane University
Robert L. Livingston, a longtime Louisiana congressman and graduate of Tulane University, has donated his congressional papers to the Louisiana Research Collection at Tulane.
Livingston was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1977 and re-elected to 11 successive two-year terms. He served as a member of the Appropriations Committee through most of his time in Congress, and was a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for six years. From 1995 through 1998, he served as the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, shepherding 13 appropriations bills through the legislative process.
In 1997 Livingston chaired the bipartisan ethics reform task force, where he was responsible for reshaping the House ethics rules. He was chosen by his peers to serve as Speaker-designate for the 106th Congress.
“We’re honored to preserve Mr. Livingston’s papers and make them available to researchers,” said Leon Miller, head of the Louisiana Research Collection. “Mr. Livingston served in congress during some of the most challenging and fascinating periods of American history, and his papers will inspire students and scholars for generations to come.”
The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive research center for the study of New Orleans and the second largest for Louisiana as a whole after Hill Memorial Library at LSU-Baton Rouge. One of LaRC’s specialties is preserving Louisiana’s distinctive political heritage, including the papers of 13 members of congress, eight governors, three New Orleans mayors and many political and civic organizations. To learn more about LaRC, click here.
Following his departure from Congress in 1999, Livingston established The Livingston Group, a lobbying firm.
Livingston earned a bachelor of arts and juris doctorate degree from Tulane University and is a graduate of the Loyola University Institute of Politics.