Lindsay, Livingston (1806–1892)

By: John D. Thompson

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: March 1, 1995

Livingston Lindsay, lawyer and justice, was born in Orange County, Virginia, on October 16, 1806. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, he moved to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where he read law and was admitted to the bar. After practicing a short time, he moved to Princeton, Kentucky, and taught school. In 1860 Lindsay moved to Texas and began practicing law at La Grange, Fayette County. He was appointed an associate justice of the Texas Supreme Court on September 10, 1867, and served until the reorganization of the court in 1869, when the number of judges was reduced to three. He was one of the more moderate members of the Constitutional Convention of 1868–69. Subsequently he was judge of the district composed of Colorado, Fort Bend, Washington, Austin, and Wharton counties. His last official position was county judge of Fayette County. He died at La Grange in 1892.

Harbert Davenport, History of the Supreme Court of the State of Texas (Austin: Southern Law Book Publishers, 1917). James D. Lynch, The Bench and Bar of Texas (St. Louis, 1885).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

John D. Thompson, “Lindsay, Livingston,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 27, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

March 1, 1995