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Bob Livingston: Coming Of Age In New Orleans

Former Congressman Bob Livingston
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Former Congressman Bob Livingston

Former congressman Bob Livingston was elected to represent Louisiana’s First District in 1977. He rose to chair the Appropriations Committee and was picked to succeed Newt Gingrich as speaker but resigned from Congress in 1999. Before law school led to his life in the public arena, Livingston had a modest childhood, growing up in Uptown New Orleans. The Historic New Orleans Collection interviewed him for their series, NOLA Life Stories.

Joe Shriner is an independent radio producer and audio engineer in New Orleans.
Mark Cave is an oral historian and senior curator at the Historic New Orleans Collection.