Leonidas F. Livingston

Leonidas Felix Livingston (* April 3, 1832 in Covington, Newton County, Georgia, † February 11, 1912 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1891 and 1911 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Leonidas Livingston attended the common schools and worked in agriculture. During the Civil War he was a soldier in the army of the Confederacy. Then he sat in Newton County continues its agricultural activities. Politically, Livingston was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1876 and 1881 he was several times as a delegate in the House of Representatives from Georgia; in the years 1882 and 1883 he was a member of the State Senate. Livingston was a member of the Agricultural Society of Georgia. For eleven years he served as its Vice- President and four years as president of that organization.

In the congressional elections of 1890 Livingston was selected in the fifth electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of John D. Stewart on March 4, 1891. After nine elections he could pass in Congress until March 3, 1911 ten legislative periods. During this time, including the Spanish-American War was from 1898. Was then that Hawaii and the Philippines came under American administration. In 1910, Livingston was not nominated by his party for another term in Congress.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Livingston again worked as a farmer in Newton County. He died on February 11, 1912 in the federal capital, Washington and was buried near Covington. He was married to Martha Griffin (1832-1914), with whom he had nine children.