He’s Edward Livingston, an American jurist and statesman who represented both New York and Louisiana in Congress, and served 1831-1833 as President Andrew Jackson’s second secretary of state.
He’s also the cabinet member for whom Livingston County is named.
Livingston County, formally organized in 1836, is one of Michigan’s “Cabinet Counties,” a group of 10 counties in the state named to honor members of President Jackson’s cabinet.
Do you know which Michigan counties make up the rest of the 10?
• Barry County, named for U.S. Postmaster General William T. Barry
• Berrien County, named for U.S. Attorney General John M. Berrien
• Branch County, named for U.S. Secretary of the Navy John Branch
• Calhoun County, named for U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun
• Cass County, named for Jackson’s second Secretary of War, Lewis Cass
• Eaton County, named for Secretary of War John Eaton
• Ingham County, named for U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Samuel D. Ingham
• Jackson County, named for Andrew Jackson himself
• Van Buren County, named for U.S. Secretary of State (later Vice President and then President) Martin Van Buren.
The more you know!